Strange Ritual

Buckeye butterflies die on our front gate. According to field guides, the adult stage of this butterfly lasts from six to 20 days. I can’t find any thoughts on why they would die in a certain spot like our gate. Yet, over the years I’ve encountered them as shown in the photo. They don’t move and will stay this position for more than 24 hours before falling to the ground.

One response to “Strange Ritual”

  1. Interesting mystery!


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