Monday, 18 September 2017

Speckled Wood feeding on ripe plum

When I took this photo I didn't realise that this Speckled Wood had landed by one of the few over ripe plums left on the tree. This butterfly is rarely seen nectaring on flowers, they feed instead on honeydew, but they appear to be partial to the sweet juice of plums.

4 comments:

leafencounterwp said...

Good to know that the plums aren't going to waste! :-)

MDE Pest Services said...

This is an amazing picture! Thank you for sharing!

may nguyen said...

Diệt mối

Diệt côn trùng

Diệt gián đức

Cerri said...

Wow this interests me I've never tried giving any of my butterflies fruit before I release them only a sugar water nectar mix, I know some of the tropical butterflies like fruit or rotting fruit bit I didn't think the UK ones would go for it, although butterflies are dwindling in my area i have a massive buddleia that attracts alot i might see what the fruit attracts this year very interesting