Saturday, October 21, 2006

Butterfly Update

I received a note from Colvin Run Habitat friends Kay and Mike T. in Tampa providing additional details on the butterfly photos posted previously. Here are some additional photos of those same butterflies to help with the comments.

Mike and Kay explain, “The two of us agree that your black/orange butterfly [first three photos here] is a Monarch or Viceroy – hard to tell them apart unless you have them together.
The other cream/blue/black butterfly [last photo here] is probably an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. The ragged wings on both of these guys are a sign of a competitive summer.” Kay and Mike also reminded us that butterflies undergo an Extreme Makeover and travel in a Strange Migration.

Many thanks to Mike and Kay for the update. Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:01 PM

    By the way, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is the state insect of Virgina. State insect - is that crazy or what?