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Butterflies and bees on Desert Broom

Danaus plexippus). Notice the yellow spots on the right one. The undersides of both had veins marked with black. There’s a bee in the photo halfway between and below the two butterflies. Another bush had a similar flock of a different species, and was also buzzing with bees.

Saw a beautiful glossy black Phainopepla as well.

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About Bill McCallum

I was born in Australia and came to the United States to pursue a Ph. D. in mathematics at Harvard University, met my wife, and never went back. I am a professor at the University of Arizona, working in number theory and mathematics education.


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