loughman1 reminded me today that I wanted to post an item on butterflies. I’ve been trying to learn more about insects lately, so I appreciate the chance to gather together some of my favorite CONE Welder butterfly shots.
To make things more fun (and because I’m a total butterfly newbie), I’m just going to post them without IDs. Some of them have IDs recorded on the Welder search page if you click on the image; others don’t. If you know your butterflies, feel free to ID them in the comments.
#1 – I think these are all the same species, but I’m not positive. Whatever these guys are, we see them a lot:
vanilla took this on October 8:
kryptonkay took this on October 8:
birdbrain on October 8:
robin54 on October 12:
tinyang on October 13:
leacox on October 13:
vanilla on October 14:
txbird on October 19:
loughman1 on October 20:
eyes23blue on October 21:
#2 – This shot’s a little blurry, but maybe someone is expert enough to ID it anyway? rafa took this shot back on August 4:
#3: – I’m not sure if this is the same species as #2, or a different species. What do you think? vanilla took this shot on October 21:
#4 – I’m going for the yellow ones here. txbird took this shot on September 19:
#5 – Here’s a real beauty. loughman1 took this shot on October 7:
Finally, I know it’s not a butterfly, but this shot of a praying mantis taken by ottavia on October 5 is too cool not to include:
Bugs are almost as much fun as birds.