Tag Archives: Butterfly
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
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
I headed out this morning with Canada Lilies on my mind. I found one plant that apparently is running a bit late and only had buds, no open blooms yet. Others have posted images on Facebook of them from different … Continue reading
Sounds like a mystery novel, eh? 🙂 But it’s just two more insects from our yard. The Painted Lady-Vanessa cardui was dining on the asters when I checked on them again yesterday afternoon. I photographed one the other day while … Continue reading
While mowing near our vegetable/flower garden, I noticed the asters were really busy with butterflies and bees. The bees were busy and kept about their pollen gathering and for the most part so were the butterflies. There were two Monarchs-Danaus … Continue reading
Just a humble butterfly hangin’ out at the swamp. Meadow Fritillary-Boloria bellona in Lawrence Swamp’s wet meadow.