Tag Archive: butterflies

Sep 03

Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly

A gathering of Eastern Tailed-Blue butterflies [Everes comyntas] found at Russian Chapel Hills Winery on 3 September 2016.  The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page 280 says “these are the only tailed blue butterfly in the eastern United States.”

Sep 28

Checkered White Butterfly

Checkered White Butterfly [Pontia protodice] found in Fletcher, North Carolina on 28 September 2013.  Reader’s Digest North American Wildlife lists the White (Pierdae) butterfly family on page 267. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Pontia protodice

Sep 19

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfles [Danaus plexippus] found in Fletcher, North Carolina on 19 & 24 September 2013.  Reader’s Digest North American Wildlife, page 264, shows that this species can be found throughout the United States, southern Canada, and parts of Mexico. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Danaus plexippus

Sep 19

Tawny-Edged Skipper Butterfly

This appears to be a Tawny-Edged Skipper Butterfly [Polites themistocles] found in Fletcher, North Carolina on 19 September 2013.  Reader’s Digest North American Wildlife, page 269, states this species is a member of the Branded Skipper (Hesperiidae) family, and “rests with [its] forewings upright and hindwings spread.” Butterflies and Moths of North America: Polites themistocles

Sep 06

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly [Colias philodice] found at Fletcher Park on 6 September 2013.  It’s a member of the Sulphurs (Coliadinae) subfamily of Pieridae. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Colias philodice

Sep 05

Silver-Spotted Skipper Butterfly

Silver-Spotted Skipper Butterfly [Epargyreus clarus] on Butterfly Bush found at the Manna Food Bank demonstration garden in Asheville, North Carolina on 5 September 2013. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Epargyreus clarus

Sep 04

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly [Strymon melinus] found off Mills Gap Road in Fletcher, North Carolina on 4 September 2013. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Strymon melinus  

Aug 28

Common Buckeye Butterfly

Common Buckeye Butterfly [Junonia coenia] on Sericea Lespedeza, found off Mills Gap Road in Fletcher, North Carolina on 28 August 2013. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Junonia coenia

Aug 28

Pearl Crescent Butterfly

Pearl Crescent Butterfly [Phyciodes tharos] found off Mills Gap Road in Fletcher, North Carolina on 28 August 2013. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Phyciodes tharos

Aug 28

Viceroy Butterfly on Queen Anne’s Lace

Viceroy Butterfly [Limenitis archippus] on Queen Anne’s Lace [Daucus carota], found off Mills Gap Road in Fletcher, North Carolina on 28 August 2013.  Queen Anne’s Lace or Wild Carrot is a member of the Carrot (Apiaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 220-221, states it blooms in summer and fall and is a “very common weed …

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