Tag: butterflies

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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Aphrodite Fritillary Butterfly

Aphrodite Fritillary Butterfly [Speyeria aphrodite] found near the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 437, along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, on 23 August 2013. It’s a member of the Longwing (Nymphalidae) family. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Speyeria aphrodite

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly [Battus philenor] found near the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 437, along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, on 23 August 2013. It’s a member of the Swallowtail (Papilionidae) family. One photo below shows it on Pale Jewelweed. Butterfliesandmoths.org:  Battus philenor  

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly [Papilio glaucus] found near the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 437, along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, on 23 August 2013. This butterfly is a member of the Swallowtail (Papilionidae) family.  The photo below shows it on the Purplestem Angelica. Wikipedia Listing: Papilio glaucus