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



5 comments:

Jen Hoecker said...

These are my favorite pics ever! Sorry I killed your one bush, but I'm glad the remaining have flourished! You must have some nice lenses and a heap of patience to get shots this close. Love em!

Vickie said...

Nice collection of images and pollinators!

Kerri said...

Wonderful shots!! I especially like the one of the two white ones together!

Appalachian Lady said...

Great shots--I have a butterfly bush and haven't seen any of my honey bees on it so it was good to see them on yours.

dAwN said...

Great shots!Bugs and Buds...GReat!