Sunday, April 22, 2012

~Garden butterflies~Carthage~NC

Howdee all,

I am just starting to learn about butterflies.

I don’t have a guidebook. I am taking photos and trying to compare them to photos online.

I am using this site since I am in NC now

~Butterflies of The Carolinas & Virginias~

If you have any suggestions of good sites to ID butterflies I would appreciate it.

I prefer not to carry around books since our space is limited. I would also be interested in a Ipod app on butterflies.

I have tried to ID some of these butterflies and will continue to research the ones I have no ID for.

I will  put a question mark after the butterfly until someone confirms my ID.

If you know of an ID please feel free to let me know in the comments below.

Thanks..

American Lady

I thought that this could have been a Painted Lady ~Alex L a facebook friend told me this

“One good clue is the small white dot surrounded by orange on the upperside of the forewing. Painted Lady lacks that white dot, among other differences.”

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Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia

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After looking online for these IDs I realize taking a photo of the wings closed are important in ID~will try and get more photos in the future.

Sachem ?
Atalopedes campestris

I was told this could be any skipper..I will have to take more angles of these when I see them.

aroundsickstas_062Just found this photo of the same skipper above

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Silver-spotted Skipper
Epargyreus clarus

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Eight-spotted Forester moth~Alypia octomaculata ?

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Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido comyntas

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail,

Papilio glaucus

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Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia

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Again~any help is appreciated!

Thanks to Alex Lamoreaux , Russell Reynolds Kerri for your ID help!

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