Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More Butterflies -- Blue Ones This Time

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Our tiny urban backyard is something of an oasis for butterflies.  And once in a while, we'll see a new kind.

I think this is a Common Checked Skipper. It's a small butterfly with a furry blue body.  It was feeding on our asters, which are always buzzing with insect life.

How about you? Have you noticed any new creatures around where you live?





(For those keeping score, Robb released a fifth Anise Swallowtail butterfly yesterday.)


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1 comment:

Dianna said...

Last year while hiking at a neighborhood park, I saw a caterpillar that looked something straight out of the Cootie game. I was enthralled and took a picture of it. I later found out that the green caterpillar with colorful humps on its back was a Cecropia Moth. Later on in the year I saw its cocoon but never did figure out if it hatched. I think it may have, though it's hard to tell since it's cocoon is so brown and camouflaged.

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