Posts Tagged ‘ butterfly ’

Sunshine and Butterflies

August 12, 2013
Sunshine and Butterflies

Here are some pictures my wife took during a family hike yesterday at Sky Meadows State Park near Delaplane, Virginia. I wonder if the wing damage visible on these tiger swallowtails was caused by the spines on the thistles they are attracted to.

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Joe-Pye Weed

August 7, 2012
Joe-Pye Weed

Can you spot the tiger swallowtail?

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Ironweed and Tiger Swallowtail

August 20, 2010
Ironweed and Tiger Swallowtail

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Great Spangled Fritillary on Bull Thistle

February 27, 2009
Great Spangled Fritillary on Bull Thistle

At one time, I intended to only include native plants on this blog.  I took a picture last year of this bull thistle wildflower. According to Wildflowers of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, it is a European introduction that has turned into a serious weed problem.  However, butterflies like this one, don’t seem…

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Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly On Butterfly Weed Image 2

August 21, 2008
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly On Butterfly Weed Image 2

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Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly On Butterfly Weed

August 19, 2008
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly On Butterfly Weed

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