Category Archives: Butterflies

Bird Food

This butterfly is battle scarred from birds or other predators taking bites out of its wings.  It was apparently unfazed by the loss of tissue as it went about its mission of sipping nectar for dinner.

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Also posted in insects, Macro, Summer 2014

Painted Lady

There were many Painted Lady butterflies feeding in our garden today. The pink flower base was too nice to resist taking a portrait of this one.

Also posted in Macro, Summer 2012

Red-banded Hairstreak

This beautiful little butterfly, which is found from Long Island to the Florida Keys, was feeding in our garden this afternoon, for which I am very grateful.

Also posted in insects, Macro, Summer 2012

Lines

Too many lines to count in this photograph.

Also posted in Fall 2011, Macro

Silver-spotted Skipper

Skippers share characterisitics of both moths and beutterflies. Silver-spotted Skippers are found throughout most of North America. I hadn’t noticed the line of green iridescence along its side until I looked at the image on the computer.

Also posted in Fall 2010, Macro, Moths

Monarch Migration

Monarch Butterflies are migrating along the Delaware coast now. This one found a nice Seaside Goldenrod to light on.

Also posted in Fall 2010

Butterfly Proboscis

Butterflies sip nectar witha long proboscis that is coiled when not in use. Here is a flower’s eye view of a butterfly at work. They also have fuzzy faces.

Also posted in Fall 2010, insects