I was wondering if we have any butterfly enthusiasts on the board. I have two pictures of butterflies I snapped last year and I've never identified a species. Previously I've been content with just thinking they are pretty, now I'm kinda wondering what they actually are. Anybody know?
Shortly after my mom passed a couple butterflies were around us all the time. As a family we have taken a special liking to them. The one in the picture I attached was around for a long time. It fluttered around us and landed very near us. My sister was able to touch it and pick it up and it stayed in her hands and she is convinced it was something to do with our mom...She got a tattoo artist to put this butterfly right above her heart...it turned out beautiful.
Thank you arycrest. These were just chance captures. The orange one is actually the only payment I got for driving the golf courses beer cart around for 4 hours. I caught it on my Blackberry outside the club house after a restock.
The brown one I caught in the back yard, literally. I have no idea how it got inside the mosquito netting but I ran in to grab my camera before I shoo'ed it out of the gazebo.
llombardo - that is a beautiful butterfly and a beautiful story
These were just unusual because about the only butterflies we really see around here are the little fluttery pastel blue and yellow ones that come from little green inch "worms."
The first pic your captured is very beautiful indeed but not a butterfly..its a moth. What species I'm not sure but i do know its not a butterfly. As for the second pic..I think that IS a butterfly..as for what species I dont know. Sorry I couldnt help you more but I like your pics
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Brownie does indeed look like a White Admiral. The orange one looks like a Milbert's Tortioseshell like here
Just looking through there are some very beautiful butterflies in NA. I was actually pretty proud of myself for sticking around to actually take those pictures. Me and bugs do not usually mix well (Think stereotypical 1950s woman screaming about bats in her hair and you have my general relationship with moths).