Thursday, July 21, 2011

And more beautiful butterflies....

since it really is such a perfect week for them....many do not stay still long enough for me to photograph them so later I will add some of my sketches and watercolors to show you other common butterflies in the area but here are some more seen here on the Cape in the last week or so....
I believe this one is one of our more common skippers--note the way it holds its wings, which is one of the indicators that it belongs in the skipper family of butterflies. If my identification is correct this is a silver spotted skipper. I have sent the photo to one of my more expert naturalist friends so I will correct this if necessary...
This one is a checkerspot--easy to remember ;-)
and everyone should be familiar with this one--the eastern tiger swallowtail.

Such a beautiful time of year!

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