and a Few Moths
|Begun Sept. 2007; updated Sept. 17, 2023|
Since moving to State College, Pennsylvania, I've been taking many butterfly photos. So this is my attempt to be somewhat organized in terms of listing butterfly pages. Following the butterfly list is a short list of some photogenic moths.
Occasionally, a butterfly sequence is limited to a single view, as for the following viceroy:
The viceroy is identical to a monarch except the viceroy (a) is somewhat smaller and (b) has an additional black line parallel to the hindwing.
For the lack of a better system, the following pages are alphabetical order.
- Anglewing: Eastern comma
- Anglewing: Question mark; and a mark revealed
- Blue: Eastern tailed-blue
- Blue: Spring azure
- Brown: Common ringlet
- Brown: Common wood-nymph
- Brown: Little wood-satyr
- Brushfoot: Common buckeye
- Brushfoot: Red-spotted purple
- Brushfoot: Viceroy
- Brushfoot: White admiral
- Checkerspot: Baltimore checkerspot
- Crescent: Pearl crescent
- Duskywing: Juvenal's duskywing
- Fritillary: Aphrodite fritillary
- Fritillary: Great-spangled fritillary; and under-the-wing
- Fritillary: Meadow fritillary
- Fritillary: Variegated fritillary
- Hairstreak: Gray hairstreak
- Lady: American lady; and two striking views, 10 Sept. 2014 (update)
- Lady: Painted lady; and two lovely views, 10 Sept. 2014
- Lady: Red admiral
- Monarch (male and female); caterpillar (as well as other monarch views); monarchs from 2018; 7-page sequence on raising monarchs; a chrysalis-to-monarch video, Aug. 16, 2023; and colorful monarchs, Sept. 10, 2023.
- Mourning cloak
- Skipper: Common checkered skipper
- Skipper: Fiery skipper (male): Fiery skipper (female)
- Skipper: Hobomok
- Skipper: Least skipper
- Skipper: Northern broken dash
- Skipper: Peck's skipper
- Skipper: Sachem
- Skipper: Silver-spotted skipper
- Skipper: Zabulon skipper, 17 Sept. 2023
- Swallowtail: Black swallowtail
- Swallowtail: Black swallowtail, male
- Swallowtail: Giant swallowtail
- Swallowtail: Pipevine swallowtail
- Swallowtail: Spicebush swallowtail; caterpillar; and spicebush revisited, 7 Aug. 2022
- Swallowtail: Tiger swallowtail (around the thistle flower); a backyard tiger, 28 Aug. 2023
- Yellow: Little yellow
- Yellow: Orange sulphur and revisited
For general butterfly interest, I've a page showing 4 species that arrived within 15 minutes of each other in my backyard 0n 5 August 2016).
Other organization choices for my list include color and Latin names. It may come to that one of these days.
Photography note: The photo above was taken with a Pentax *ist D and the SMC 1000mm reflex lens.
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