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Posts Tagged "lepidoptera"

Still Not Spring

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016

Still Not Spring

It is not spring even though many Clouded and Orange Sulphur butterflies continue flying and feeding on nectar sources like this dandelion. Something that gives away the relative date of this photo is the low sun angle adding light from the side as we are less than two months from the winter solstice. You can also see a little bee mimic fly venturing into the flower,...

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Sachem Skipper

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016

Sachem Skipper

Here is a real close look at a Sachem skipper butterfly (Atalopedes campestris) last month when they were absolutely everywhere that I looked. She was very cooperative! Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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Red-banded Hairstreak

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016

Red-banded Hairstreak

Here is one very close view of a beautiful Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops) from last month. The little butterflies are disappearing now that we are into October, and they will be missed. Until next...

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Golden Goldenrod

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016

Golden Goldenrod

When it comes to September and October we need all the goldenrod we can get for our butterflies, especially Monarchs. People tend to think anything they see flowering so late is ragweed, but let them know the gold is goldenrod and that ragweed stays mostly leafy...

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Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

This Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) was an unexpected shore surprise last month as I had it fluttering along the rocks just above the tidal zone. It was a cool and breezy day, and the butterfly was trying to warm up like this when it could in between short flights. It looked to be on a mission to somewhere, and I hope it got where it wanted to go. Scott Kruitbosch Conservation & Outreach...

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