Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Two recent butterflies

We took a walk at Appleton Farms Sunday morning. It was a beautiful day and the air was crisp. I was watching side of the trail for a chance at a bug when this one presented herself. I’m fairly sure it is a Great Spangled Fritillary. It was about 4 feet of the ground in some brush in the shade waiting for some sun to warm her up.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Later in the walk, we had this Black Swallowtail fly in front of us.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

The female Black Swallowtail looks a lot like this Spicebush Swallowtail, shot a year ago.

©2011 Steve Borichevsky

Another common what’s it is this American Lady.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Compare that to the Painted Lady.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Thank goodness for field guides! That’s why it is always best to shoot first and ask questions later. You can check out the rest of my butterfly collection at your convenience.


Sharon M said...

I never get tired of butterflies.

Dan Huber said...

Great photos Steve, a nice variety

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