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We grow some parsley in a long rectangular pot alongside my small cactus collection on a table in the yard. It’s been a few years since we had these larvae but yesterday I found this one and it’s still munching … Continue reading
Well, limited fun. Just the two. I am seeing a few more visit the yard but most are on their way to an important meeting so don’t stop for more than a second in any one place. I’ve seen a … Continue reading
So I have complained about not seeing many butterflies this year. I do believe their numbers are down just as is the case with most insects worldwide. But as often happens, once I open my big mouth something shows up. … Continue reading
That’s me having spotted and photographed my first butterfly of 2022. Cabbage White-Pieris rapae on some of our iris foliage. These usually are pretty active but it’s chilly today so that got this one sitting and saving its energy to … Continue reading
I came upon these two doing their best to assure that there will be more Cabbage White butterflies-Pieris rapae next year. I guess eye contact isn’t that big a deal in the insect world.
If you can add more ‘m’s go right ahead. Bet you think this is a Monarch, unless of course you know it isn’t. It is a Monarch look-a-similar, the Viceroy-Limenitis archippus. I was hoping to photograph grasshoppers or craneflies or … Continue reading
Summer Azure-Celastrina neglecta
Cabbage White- Pieris rapae on a garden geranium. These are quite active and just when you think you are homed in on one it flies. Fortunately this one was hungry.
Two different skipper species ties my annual record in the yard. Maybe they don’t visit the yard all that often or I just might not be looking at the right time. But it was a delight to have a pair … Continue reading