Today’s butterflies

Today was a good day for mosquitoes, but it also turned into a very good day for butterflies as well.


Two or three cabbage whites were hanging around, and I chased this one for a while before it landed on an aging dame’s rocket.


This fat female Delaware skipper was hanging out by itself in the tall grasses near our prairie.

Some watermelon we did not eat was left outside as bait for butterflies.  This eastern comma found it and made a meal.


Freshly blooming dogbane along the roadside attracted all kinds of insects, including this least skipper.


And this beautiful white female orange sulfur was drinking nectar along the roadside as well.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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One Response to Today’s butterflies

  1. theresagreen says:

    I love your butterflies and envy the variety of species you have.

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