Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pearly Crescentspot


Pearly Crescentspot
Originally uploaded by CaptPiper
There are multitudes of these butterflies, along with the sulphurs and whites, in the meadows and alphalpha fields this year. It seems that every year there is some insect species that experiences a population explosion. A few years back we had those ladybug impersonators, the Asian beetle swarms, that were so unpleasant. There are not nearly as many now. Other years it's been crickets, box elder bugs, Japanese beetles - probably some others I didn't notice. I wondered if there would ever be something I liked. This year, I haven't seen nearly as many of the big showy butterflies like the monarch and the swallowtail, but these guys look like flying flowers blooming in the clover.

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