Wiedemeyer's Admiral Butterflies

I admit that I’ve given Wiedemeyer’s Admiral butterflies short shrift in the past. The main reason is their black and white appearance and, well, I like bright colors (in case you hadn’t noticed). Little did I know how beautiful (and colorful) their underwings were until I happened upon dozens of them in a tiny area earlier this summer. They were flitting all over and one even came and sat on my right hand while I was taking photos.