Friday, September 18, 2015

Three more butterflies

I found a few more butterflies to photograph on my way to 15 butterflies in '15.

With some watermelon rinds, I lured a red-spotted purple (which is sort of black and blue with orange spots in my way of thinking) to the compost bucket.

Also enjoying the scraps was a viceroy butterfly.  It appeared to be feasting on a bit of apple core.  Or perhaps some of the muscadine hulls had left a little juice on the apple core when they were collected together and dumped into the bucket.  One of its hind wings was quite damaged.

When I shot this little gray butterfly, I had no idea what kind it was, and I didn't really get a good look at its open wings, so I did not know if it was a butterfly I already had a picture of.  I was delighted to find out that it is a new one for me, a Carolina satyr.

That brings my total to 14!

1 comment:

  1. Butterfly's designs and colors are unbelievable. I have been watching two here when I get outside. They seem to remain with a 100 ft of the MH. The Yellow and black and the blue and black. I talk to them, they never respond.
    Good shots here.
    From Belmont, Love.