Two Butterflies and a Wasp

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I could not have planned for this shot. Two butterflies, and a wasp, one flower .. how cool is that.

The yellow butterfly is a Clouded Sulphur. I will post an update once I confirm the second butterfly. I don’t have much to add about the wasp. He was not invited, but came to the party anyway.

~ Rick


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A Buckeye

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This is a Common Buckeye. They stand out because of the cool circles on their wings.

So, they don’t have a long lifespan. In fact, check this out:

Source: https://www.butterfliesathome.com/buckeye-butterfly.htm

Source: https://www.butterfliesathome.com/buckeye-butterfly.htm

Think about that .. only an adult for 6 to 20 days. Wow.

I took this photo on the stony bank of the Stillwater River. They come to this spot fo the water. Even the butterflies need a drink on a warm day.

Click this link for more details about the Common Buckeye.

~ Rick


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The Swallowtail Butterfly

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I saw this swallowtail while hiking a few weeks ago. There is some 550 species of swallowtale butterflies. They are a very large butterfly, and at times appear to be a bird flying by. I have often had to do a double-take because I though it was a small bird.

Teresa took the second photo. Another beautiful swallowtail!!!

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If you want to learn more about the Swallowtail butterfly, check out these links:

Swallowtail butterfly (Wikipedia)

Swallowtail butterflies


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Natures Imposter?

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This is not what you think. At first glance, you may think it is a Monarch. Well, it’s not. This is a Viceroy). What is the difference?

There are a few noticeable differences, but the big one is the ‘lines’ in the wings. The Viceroy has a line that runs perpendicular to the rest of the lines in the wing. (see the photo to the right.)

The Viceroy Buttefly

The Viceroy Buttefly

The Monarch Butterful

The Monarch Butterful

This is a photo of a Monarch that I took a couple days ago. Noice the difference? There are some other interesting differences.

  • The Viceroy is usually smaller. They are still a larger butterfly, but just not as large as the Monarch.

  • The Viceroy tends to fly more direct and faster. You have to watch them to understand this, but its true.

There are other differences, but I’m not going to discuss them in this blog post. The fact is, they are beautiful creatures .. both of them. Just enjoy their beauty.


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Taking a Break

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We have been taking photos of butterflies almost daily. Bird activity has been slower, and beauty of the butterflies has captured our attention and our cameras.

Teresa captured this photo. If you zoom in, there is some great detail.

~ Rick


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