Tag Archives: butterfly

Buckeye candy

Beautifully colored and patterned, this Common buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia) brightened the brown-gray field floor nicely.

Posted in Fauna, Insects & Spiders & Stuff, Weltz Park | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Buckeye witness

A flashy little flier, this Common buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia) took a few minutes to rest atop a meadow leaf and bask in the early afternoon light.

Posted in Fauna, Insects & Spiders & Stuff, Weltz Park | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome to the orange club

Perched atop a branch of Winged sumac, this Common wood-nymph (Cercyonis pegala) may have been just soaking up the late summer sun and letting its orange-clubbed antennae enjoy the soft breeze.

Posted in Fauna, Insects & Spiders & Stuff, Weltz Park | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flowerwing

When it’s not flitting about but sitting quietly on the end of a bit of grass instead, this Eastern tailed-blue butterfly (Cupido comyntas) could easily be mistaken for a pretty little wildflower.

Posted in Fauna, Insects & Spiders & Stuff | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Olive branch beholder

This sunlit Red-spotted purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis) seemed to be checking out the soft ruby fruit of an Autumn olive tree (Elaeagnus umbellate). From this vantage point, the underside of the wings look light brown, while on the flip side … Continue reading

Posted in Fauna, Flora, Insects & Spiders & Stuff, Trees & Shrubs, Weltz Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lord of the red spot sea

Perched among some woody squiggle vines, this Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) blended in very well with the branch bark, other than adding one small spot of color.

Posted in Fauna, Insects & Spiders & Stuff, Tatum Park | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Betterflier

As usual of late, the milkweed plants seem to be the happening place for insects in the park. Discouraging bees and other butterflies by flapping around after them, this Monarch (Danaus plexippus) was able to hold his throne & was … Continue reading

Posted in Fauna, Insects & Spiders & Stuff, Joe Palaia Park | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment