Sunday, August 30, 2009

A few insects

Yesterday, I took a hike with some friends in Shenandoah National Park, and we encountered a bunch of interesting insects. I took a couple of photos, the best of which I'll share here.

Monarch butterfly caterpilar:
Monarch caterpillar

Moth Butterfly and hover-flies enjoying thistle nectar:
smorgasbord

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Jules said...

Hi Callan,

Just wanted to let you know that is not a moth, but a spread-wing skipper (4 wings that fold together or spread,)a type of butterfly, whose larve foodplant is usually grasses and sedges. Many have very distinct wing patterns like moths. Not sure though of this species ID from this view.

Jules

August 30, 2009 8:00 PM  
Blogger Callan Bentley said...

Absolutely right! I'll correct it immediately... should have noticed those antennae!

August 30, 2009 8:05 PM  

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