Originally Posted by Sasami
Earlier today I was outside and a butterfly was following me
. It kept landing on me and flying around me in circles. I think it thought I was a flower since I was wearing bright pink
I was wondering if anyone knows what kind it is?
A dragonfly was hanging around too:
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Ah now that is a suprize !
Actualy there is a Pub not far from me that is Called the suprize and that butterfly is featured on the hanging board outside.
I have'nt seen one of these butterflies in person and would love to some day, I am sure it is of the nymphalidae family and it is not uncommon for butterflies of this family to follow people around.
After all The Comma butterfly over here in the UK does the same thing, I remember when I was young I often went walking all over the allotments in Shirley looking for comma butterflies just to see if the would land on my hand.
I also had them sit on my hand at a local golf course also in Shirley, I was at high school at the time.
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But dont let me fool you into thinking this butterfly is a Comma because it's not, I dont know where exactly this butterfly or Flutterby is native ?
But what you have there is a Camberwell Beauty
, well at least thats what we call them over here in the UK, and a rare site they are too.