Monday, May 24, 2010

American Copper

I sometimes wonder where they get the names for these bugs.  ©2010 ShootingMyUniverse

When the bug turns and you catch it in the right light…©2010 ShootingMyUniverse

It does turn to copper! ©2010 ShootingMyUniverse

8 comments:

forestal said...

great photos.

dan

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is a beauty Steve. I have sometimes come up with interesting stories when trying to find out how some things were named. :)

Nature ID said...

Nice shots! What's the flower the copper is feeding on? Plus, it looks like there's a spittle bug.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Hi Nature ID, I've tried to find the name of the flower, but could not find it. And yes, that is a spit bug!

Thanks Dan and Joan!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Beautiful, Steve. Love the butterfly and wildflower.

Nature ID said...

I ask b/c I've been looking for an ID of a plant I saw in Rome. A fellow helped me with a lead:
http://othernatureid.blogspot.com/2010/04/help-id-plant-from-rome.html#comments

Roy said...

Superb shots Steve, it looks exactly like our "Small Copper" species.

Crafty Green Poet said...

It does look identical to the UK small copper, lovely photos of a beautiful butterfly

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