Zebra blue butterflies drinking water

Zebra blue butterflies drinking water

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Credit: K JAYARAM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Zebra blue butterflies (Leptotes plinius) drinking water from the surface of rocks. This behaviour, known as mud-puddling, is the way in which butterflies obtain nutrients and salts. Photographed in India.

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