Tuesday, November 11, 2008

my newest butterflies

I have long been chasing and shooting butterflies. These are the most common in our yard this time of the year.

The 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th are variations of each other (maybe Ideopsis sp.), but the 2nd i dont know yet. 1st - completely transparent white portions; 3rd - bluish hue on the upper wing, transparent white portions; 4th - greenish hue on the upper wing, not transparent white portions; 5th - bluish hue throughout the wings, not transparent. Now, Sept 09, i learned that the transparent ones are Glassy Tigers.

The 2nd is completely unknown to me, but it definitely have very hairy body even in the mid-portion of the wings. The white marks in the forewings reflect white light. Ideopsis sp. prefer to suck drying dill stems than nectar from the flowers.


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