Sunday, September 16, 2012

A few more flutterbys

Almost the last week I'll be at the College Park office. Here are a few butterflies and skippers, including one I've never seen (or at least not to know) before: an American snout - the source of the name is obvious!

American snout

American snout

Next, a Pearl crescent

pearl crescent
And two Tiger swallowtails, one much the worse for wear

raggedy tiger swallowtail

tiger swallowtailA slightly tattered Painted Lady

painted ladyA Common buckeye

buckeye And three skippers, one largish (for skippers) Silverspotted

silverspotted skipper

A sachem


And a Peck's skipper

peck's skipper

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At 3:56 AM, September 25, 2012 Anonymous Stan had this to say...

These are lovely. I like the Pearl Crescent especially, the play of sunlight on its markings.

The swallowtails' swallow-tails make them seem quite large, though they probably aren't. We don't have these in Ireland, I think, though there are hairstreaks with similar but much shorter protruberances.

At 11:35 AM, September 25, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Thank you. I like the crescent a lot myself.

Tiger swallowtails are our largest butterfuly (the US). They're 5.5-6 inches across, nearly 6 times as big as a hairstreak.


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