(More) Butterflies!

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:

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kryptonkay took this on October 8:

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birdbrain on October 8:

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robin54 on October 12:

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tinyang on October 13:

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leacox on October 13:

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vanilla on October 14:

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txbird on October 19:

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loughman1 on October 20:

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eyes23blue on October 21:

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#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:

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#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:

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#4 – I’m going for the yellow ones here. txbird took this shot on September 19:

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#5 – Here’s a real beauty. loughman1 took this shot on October 7:

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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:

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Bugs are almost as much fun as birds. 🙂

One Response to “(More) Butterflies!”

  1. loughman1 says:

    I believe
    #1 = Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis) Kaufman’s Field Guide … says the species is highly variable.
    #2 = Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
    #3 = Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
    #4 = Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe) for the yellow butterflies, but don’t have a clue about the smaller butterfly in the same picture.
    #5 = Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

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