Friday, August 14, 2015

Thirsty Butterflies

This unusual photo shows two Dryas Iulia butterflies that are drinking tears from turtles eyes. This is one of the ways that these butterflies obtain nutrients and moisture. Not an everyday occurrence, and somewhat rare, the behavior is known as "lacheyphagy". Captured by Ama la Vida TV, this photo won the 2014 Wikimedia Picture of the Year.

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