Friday, June 12, 2020

A Quick Trip Through the Garden

A Great Spangled Fritillary in the Butterfly Weed, a horticultural milkweed, and very attractive to butterflies, and a wide variety of insects
Showing the underside of the wings, with the great spangles. The butterfly weed also comes in yellow.
An American Lady on the Verbena. The butterly is easily separated from the Painted Lady, using the little white spot in the red, and the two large, and not four eye-spots on the rear wings from underside.

The Verbena is a great plant for butterflies too. The flowers last all season. They are perennial, but also come up readily from seeds they shed continually. Gold Finches like the seeds.
 Our old friend the Zabulon Skipper.
 I'm not sure which skipper this is.
One of our easiest skippers to identify, the Silver-Spotted Skipper, although if it were up to me, I'd call it the White-Spotted Skipper.
 A Crossline Skipper?
A Bumble-bee of some sort. They seem to replace honey bees locally. Oh well, the honey bees are non-native. 
 A couple of Georgia's lilies.

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