Where Must You Go?

Lycaena Thersamon Omphale Butterfly photographed by Jeffrey Zablow in Binyamina, Israel

Where must you go to encounter this sweetness of a buttterfly?

To find this guy, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas?

Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and northern Florida?

Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru?

Norway, Sweden, France and Austria maybe?

Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar and Thailand?

Egypt, Lebanon, Syria (or has war extirpated them) and Israel.

Japan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and China?

Me? I met him in Israel, in the wine-producing village of Binyamina, Israel. Anaphaeis aurota, on a day in June, he nectaring furiously on these camphor flowers. Me? Shooting away . . .