Wednesday, July 22, 2009

July 2009 Butterflies--and more-- on my Butterfly Shrub

My Butterfly Shrub is in its 3rd year and has grown to 8' tall from its 4' trimmed height this spring. I have had a variety of butterflies appear in a short two week period, along with some bees and a pair of Hummingbird Moths. I've done my best to identify them! Enjoy.

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

A skipper of some sort

Possibly a Peck's Skipper

Another view of the possible Peck's Skipper

Cabbage White Butterfly

Cabbage White Pair

Silver Spotted Skipper

Cabbage White Butterfly

European Skipper (on a neighbor's purple cone flower)

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

A Hummingbird Moth!

A second Hummingbird Moth

Honey Bee

Eastern Carpenter Bee (on neighbor's flowering plant)
Eastern Carpenter Bee

Honey Bee on neighbor's purple cone flower
Honey Bee