The Banded Orange (Dryadula phaetusa) is native to areas from Brazil to central Mexico, and only feeds on the nectar of flowers. The vertical lines on its wings are an example of disruptive patterning, breaking up the outline of the butterfly and making it harder for predators to catch and displace.
Somewhere at the beach in the region south of Dunedin, NZ. Nice late summer day on a road trip. I'm not a beach guy, but enjoy scenes like these.
Are you a mountain or a beach person?
8 5012 hours ago
Watching the time passing by..
Back to New Zealand, after the recent events. So sorry to hear that such a beautiful nation has to suffer for an act of stupidity, ignorance and hanger. Only time will be able to heal this scar..