Thursday, July 14, 2011

Meanwhile back at the Milkweed Patch

This post is pretty well a repeat of the species I had posted earlier today with the addition of a Virginia Ctenucha Moth. isn't it so pretty with its yellow and blue colouring!As well as its neck and shoulders being blue, so is its body. I saw tens of these moths on the milkweed blossoms today.

And as I had said this post contains some species repeats from this mornings post like this Clear-winged Hummingbird Moth. The one shown above remained stationary on the leaf of the milkweed, maybe asleep? It was lovely to get such a good view as these little moths are usually seen in motion.
And this White Admiral butterfly appears to be a bit tattered, torn and worn on the outer edges of its upper right wing. What a precarious existence many of these beautiful creatures have, oh, the dangers and hazards that must confront them!


4 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

As always, great shots!! I also enjoy seeing the hummingbird moths, and love watching them!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THe moth is colourful.Your pictures of it are so sharp.

Kathiesbirds said...

Lovely butterflies!

Becky and Gary said...

A beautiful post Ann. Our milkweed flowers are dying because no rain. This was the best crop we have had for years too. No Butterflies.
B.