Thursday, June 10, 2010

silver-bordered fritillary found

My first fritillary sighting this year. Maybe its a Meadow fritillary, but I chose to call it a Silver-bordered Fritillary.

I also saw several swallowtail butterflies yesterday and

a small Blue

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

A Luna Moth

Aluna Moth: This morning hanging onto my neighbor's door; I've never seen one before. magnificent in lime green., the largest moth I've ever seen

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Peck's Skippers

Skippersare along roadsides now

These little creatures above are skippers. Although they appear to me minature butterflies, they are nottruebutterflies. I love to find these tiny little minatures. Above this little skipper is feeding on Purple Vetch along the Mast Road at Three Tree Creek.
These photos are, I think, of a Peck's Skipper. Its average size is about 9/16 of an inch. These tiny winged butterfly creatures are known as Skippers; I have read that they are not considered true butterflies. They are very small and their bodies appear proportionally larger to their wings than a true butterfly's does and their wings have an angular appearance to them. For these photos I used a Canon 75-300mm lens