Puddling of Plebejus idas
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Plebejus idas (Linnaeus,1761)
Eng: Idas Blue
Neary 60 pieces Male Idas blue butterflies get nutrients from moist soil.
Getting enough minerals and salt requires other food sources, including urine, dung and standing water. This is why you'll often see many butterflies drinking from very shallow, still water. This water has absorbed minerals from the soil underneath it, and the butterflies need these minerals to supplement their diet. This behavior is called puddling
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this is a great image Ozgur! Bravo!
You got 60 of these beauties to pose for you and that too nicely in bunch of 1-4 well spaced out. Mud puddling is always a amazing sight and you have captured it splendidly. Thanks. Himanshu
wow, wonderful picture, I never see so much together, congrats and a good 2o12 to you I wish,