The Blue Copper

March 17, 2014

Springtime in Gravette, Arkansas, is welcomed by a variety of butterflies.

Blue Copper w/opened wingLast year in one particular area of our yard I could walk by and a flurry of tiny, bright blue butterflies would flash their blue wings and then seem to disappear. I grabbed my camera to try to get pictures, but the only shots I could get at first were of them with their wings closed. The side of their wings, closed, looked like a completely different butterfly. When closed, the wings were a very pale green/grey and did not stand out like the blue seen when they took to the air.

I walked out early one morning while the dew was still on the grass and saw several of them drying their wings. I was able to get a couple of pictures of these tiny butterflies, about the size of a dime, and was amazed at the detail.

Blue Copper w/Wings Closed
Blue Copper w/Wings Closed

It made me start to think about how much thought went into their design. Rather than some random happening as evolutionary theorists would have you believe, they were intricately designed. I searched on the Internet to see if I could identify what they were and they seemed to be identified as, Blue Copper. There are many different kinds of these butterflies known simply as, Blue.

Some are not as bright in color as this one and have different “names” attached, such as the Rustic Blue.

I can’t help but think that a lot of the beauty and design God so lovingly put into His creation was for us to one day discover and to marvel.



Romans:1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse…

–Kathy Sanny

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