Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus). I saw one of these at work the other day, but did not have my camera at hand.
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These shots were taken in my garden on the Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii).
Our Joe Pye Weed, which has been a good a butterfly attractor until
now, is all but dried up, with only a few stragglers coming by for the
See what I mean? But this Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos) came anyway.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are still a common visitors, but they're starting to look rather tattered.
I have yet to catch a really blue backed one (a male), although this one has some nice iridescence if you look closely. the wings are.