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


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!