One of the most difficult butterflies to photograph. Rarely sits still ... ugh!
The inside color of the wings
The little green caterpillar
Tiny little caterpillars are on the plumbago nearly year round
Caterpillar can extend its "neck" out from the body
Mating on plumbago (aka cape leadwort), their host plant of choice in my yard
Close up of the mating pair
Newly eclosed posing on Bidens alba
Here on a Pride of Barbados flower.
Cassius Blue - on Least Snout Bean Vine (Rhynchosia minima) They also use this as a larval host.
Cassius Blue ovipositing on plumbago