Scat, Butterfly!

Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly making use of what we normally avoid getting on our shoes.

Baltimore Checkerspot Butterflies lapping it up on what we normally avoid getting on our shoes.
Photo taken July 14, 2013 in Delevan, NY.
Copyright 2013 – Oakmoss Education.

It appears dog droppings are mighty useful to these Baltimore Checkerspot Butterflies (Euphydryas phaeton). Likely making use of important salts and minerals that are contained therein. So, perhaps stowing that pooper scoop now and again is actually beneficial!

4 thoughts on “Scat, Butterfly!

  1. I have a picture of a butterfly feeding on goose guano left on ground. Everything has a purpose, we just may not know or take time to find out!

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