Butterflies drink nectar and other items we'd usually rather not think about. A deer was hit by a vehicle near our driveway and was turning rather smelly. As it liquified, these Gulf Fritillary and Buckeye adult butterflies enjoyed thier venison meal.
Gulf Fritillary butterflies Agraulis vanillae drink dead deer.
A closer view without the odor!
Common Buckeye Butterfly Junonia coenia also enjoys carrion