Tag Archives: Butterfly

09.09.2022 Beauty on a Parsley Sprig

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

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08.08.2022 Macro Monday-Butterfly Fun

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

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08.02.2022 Complaining does sometimes get you somewhere

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

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04.16.2022 Smiling on Saturday

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

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08.10.2021 Tuesday Twosome PG-13

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.

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08.09.2021 Monday Morning Meadow Marvel Mimic Macro

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

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07/21/2021 Wordless Wednesday-Summer Azure

Summer Azure-Celastrina neglecta

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07.19.21 Macro Monday…another little piece of Nature

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.

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08.11.2020 Another Day, Another Skipper

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

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07.14.2020 Just to complete the set

My reward for vacuuming out my car was a visit by this Monarch female laying eggs.  She never did settle somewhere that allowed me a clear view, always obstructed by a leaf, but I am happy to have seen her … Continue reading

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