I’m not sure if this is a swallowtail or a fritillary. Like so many of his brethren, by this time of the year, most butterflies start to look a bit rough for wear. Note the little pieces of its wings that are missing at the bottom.
God bless Queen Elizabeth II! I’m not even British and yet I’m devastated. I wish that I could lay some flowers at the gate to Buckingham Palace. We can expect to see a dramatic uptick in the number of babies (girl babies, that is) who will be named Elizabeth. I think it’s a nice name.Continue reading “Butterfly: September 9, 2022”
I’m fairly certain that this is a member of the Sulfur clan. There’s a variety called Pink Edged, and they are fairly rare. Often, the outer edge fades, but the circle on the wing maintains its pigment longer. So as a shot in the dark, I’m calling this fellow a Silver Edged Sulfur. If anyoneContinue reading “Butterfly: September 8, 2022”
This is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. The poor thing has definitely been through some trauma, but it can still fly. I thought it was being surprisingly friendly, willing to pose for me with my intrusive iPhone 11. Now I realize that it’s probably just a bit worn out. It’s probably a bit more difficult forContinue reading “Butterfly: September 2, 2022”
UPDATE: This is the second photo that I posted. I removed the first one because this was a better capture. Thanks! RS
I snapped this yesterday using my iPhone 11. I think it’s smashing! I can remember when I was a boy, around this time of year, the trees would literally be covered with monarch butterflies. I love how the edges of their wings match the markings on their bodies.
So far this summer, I’ve seen quite a few of these yellow swallowtails. I saw this one just a couple of hours ago. I took this picture with my iPhone 11. I’m just now starting to see the occasional monarch. I’m seeing skippers everywhere.