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!


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

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

Ruth Hiebert said...

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

Kathie Brown said...

Lovely butterflies!

Becky 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.