Saturday, August 30, 2008

Painted Ladies of Insect Alley

I have spent a little bit of time in search of the name of the butterfly I posted first on yesterday's entry. I think it is the Bronze Copper, as seen here, but not real sure. If any of you have any other ideas as to what it is, feel free to tell me in the comment section. I also wondered if any of you noticed the Junebug in the fifth photo down from the top yesterday. I did not notice it at all when I took the picture, and I think it was the second or third time I viewed it on my computer before I noticed it myself. If I had noticed it when I was taking the photo I would have gotten a better one of it.

It took a while to find what one of today's entries is, but as you can see by the title of the post I got it figured out. I thought that I came up with a clever title for the post;-) Of the butterflies there, the Painted Ladies seen in the first photos seemed to be the least bothered by my presence. I have been trying for at least a month, if not longer to get some half way decent shots of butterflies in general. I do not know what the difference was out there, but after I would get out of the car for a little while, they seemed to accept my presence. All except the Buckeye, and I honestly think there might have only been one of those. There were several of the Monarchs and even more of the Painted Ladies.

I thought the butterflies with its wings together was a Red Admiral but I am wrong....I am correcting this on this late date of October 12--but better late than never.There honestly was a different butterfly there, but these are just painted ladies.. I made the discovery when I was visiting The EG Tour Guide earlier..from there I did a google search and was even more sure I was wrong.