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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Good Grip

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I love this photo. Look at the details on how this dragonfly is holding onto the blade of grass. So very cool.

I cropped the photo and posted the result so you can see the details on his legs .. just so amazing.

This web page has some really cool facts about the dragonfly.

~ Rick

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Ebony Jewelwing

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This is a Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata). This is a Damselfly photo that Teresa captured recently.

I have a hard time keeping track of all the different species of Dragonfly and Damselfly. If you want to learn more, and sharpen your identification skills, check out this page on Dragonflies and Damselflies.

~ 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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