Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Butterflies and Zinnas

The butterflies are enjoying the zinnias this year.
Black swallow-tail

I can't find this one in the bug book.  Do you know what it is?  I couldn't get pictures of the precis coenia, it was too shy to open its wings for me and blended into the background when they were closed.  There were also a few monarchs that were zipping around.


Kara said...

I'm not positive what the bottom one is either, but we've seen some of those around our yard recently, too. I can't find it in our butterfly book, but I think maybe we just haven't gotten a close enough look?

I'll ask my brother what he thinks (he's an entomologist)

Beautiful photos! :-)

CloseAcademy said...


Amanda, the Head Nut said...


Silver Spotted Skipper...look at the link above. It looks like what your picture shows.

CloseAcademy said...

Thanks, Amanda. We had a whole herd of butterflies on the Zinnas over the last few weeks and I wasn't sure what some of them were.


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