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A Small Butterfly

Butterflies are few and far between now, unlike the conditions usually encountered in September in Iowa.  I did see this eastern tailed-blue yesterday, though.   Advertisements

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Head On

The front end of an eastern tailed-blue.  

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One That Got Away

Yesterday a road grader scraped the gravel road by our place.  That left an area of slightly moist dirt where some butterflies attempted to mud.  I don’t think they were successful–the dirt being just a little too dry. I was able to … Continue reading

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A Tiny Butterfly

This very small butterfly is an eastern tailed-blue, Cupido comyntas.  Here in Iowa it is usually our most common blue butterfly. This butterfly, a male, was moving its hindwings up and down slowly.  I understand that they spread a scent … Continue reading

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Eastern Tailed-blue

I saw two eastern tailed-blues yesterday–first of this species for the year for me. Males emerge first and are blue above, as opposed to brown for the females.  This is a small but beautiful butterfly.

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Sunday’s Butterflies

Sunday I went to Slip Bluff Park in the southern part of Iowa.   I went there specifically to photograph butterflies. We are a few weeks past the peak of the butterfly season, in my estimation.  The weather was also quite a … Continue reading

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