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Recent Butterflies

The last couple of days has been very hot with strong winds.  The winds make the butterflies less likely to fly around like they normally do.  When they do take to the wing they are obviously bothered by it.  They … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago

A cold front came in tonight and it is cool and windy outside this evening.  Butterflies are not flying. I found a photo I took on this date in 2009–this is a cabbage white.  They have been kind of rare … Continue reading

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A Common Butterfly Doing Nothing Unusual

This is a cabbage white, Pieris rapae, drinking nectar from dame’s rocket, Hesperis matronalis.  Two alien and somewhat invasive species, doing what they do.  

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When is White Yellow?

Typically white butterflies are called “whites” and yellow butterflies are called “sulfurs.” This cabbage white has a little more yellow than normal (although not that much more).  This white butterfly has almost as much yellow on its underside as some of  the … Continue reading

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