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I have seen this black and white butterfly in Rocky Mountain National Park several times this summer but could never get a good photograph. It kept flying away.

This particular day last week Phil and I were up at Bear Lake and it landed right on the rock we were walking by. Wow! What luck!

It is called a Weidemeyer’s Admiral and is just stunning! It is black and white on the outside, but when it folds its wings you can see some red underneath. In the top photograph you can even see its tongue curving around. It likes to feed on willows, aspens and cottonwoods.


Have you ever seen a Weidemeyer’s Admiral? Isn’t it just gorgeous?


3 Responses to “Stunning Black And White Weidemeyer’s Admiral Butterfly At Bear Lake in RMNP!”

  1. Carrie says:

    Great pics. I have seen them but not yet this year. This species is one of my favorites.

  2. Manny says:

    Awesome and Sepulchral.

  3. Kathleen says:

    Regal. Never saw one.

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