Saturday, April 26, 2014

And Yet Still More Butterflies

A few more.  From yesterday morning, a Henry's Elfin that, unusually enough, landed in the grass long enough to get a pretty decent photo:

And from this afternoon,  the elusive (at least to me) Falcate Orangetip.  A small white butterfly in the "whites and sulfurs" family that can easily be confused with the more common "Cabbage White" (if butterflies have a weed, that's it), the males have distinctive orange wingtips (whoda thunk).  I've gotten better pictures of the females in the past, but never the male.

Finally, a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail came and spent a while sipping nectar from our phlox.

I even tried a short video:

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