Tag Archives: Papilionoidea

07.02.2022 “I’m available”

Cabbage White butterflies-Pieris rapae are mostly in constant motion. But they do alight on flowers at times and as I was checking out our milkweed in the front yard I noticed this female land on one of our geraniums. As … 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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09.14.2021 Another happy chase

A Facebook friend mentioned a spot where she saw a couple of dozen Monarchs on some New England Aster this past Saturday.  I decided to see if they repeated the visit yesterday morning and did find a couple.  Those shots … Continue reading

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08.30.2021 A pleasant chase

While at MacLeod Field yesterday morning, I spotted this flash of orange and having seen several Pearl Crescents thought it to be one.  But upon a closer look I was mistaken. Silver-bordered Fritillary-Boloria selene When I first spotted this individual … Continue reading

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08.29.2021 Silent Sunday

Cabbage White-Pieris rapae

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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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08.07.2021 Friday Frit…on Saturday

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

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08.04.2021 Wordless Wednesday-Gray Hairstreak

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07/27/2021-Common Wood-nymph

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

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