Tag Archives: lepidoptera
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
I did make this image yesterday so it is an appropriate title. I was walking Bentley in front of my neighbor’s yard across the street when I saw this frit flit. We ran to our house and I fetched my … Continue reading
This was a fun pursuit. I visited an area in town called Brickyard. It’s a fairly large meadow which is broken up in a few spots by trees and a small river. As I walked a path around the meadow … Continue reading
We’ve had lots of Monarch visitors in the yard flying around depositing eggs and there have been several larvae nibbling on the milkweeds. This was my first opportunity to capture one while nectaring. We seem to be having a good … 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.
This moth- Geina periscelidactylus which is not the first image that comes to mind when you think of a moth landed on a milkweed leaf as a gentle rain was falling. Every day there is something different on our milkweeds but so … Continue reading