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07-19-2010, 03:12 PM   #61
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I see some great looking Butterflies, and Moths lately.

Thought I'd bump the thread with a few I took in the last couple of days.

Gulf Fritillary, finally caught him/her with the wings spread:


And some kind of Moth. A bit dark but I think you can still him.


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Photolady - I think that's another skipper, looks like it from the bit of detail on the wingtips I can see. One of the Dusky Wing or Sooty Wing Skippers probably. nice shot of the Fritillary, I see those frequently around here, got some shots of one on my hand last year with the Samsung P&S. Got a great shot of its face. I'm not sure if it's still in my Flickr pictures, may have already deleted it to make room for more.

Here are a couple more.

The first one is a tiny bit out of focus, but shows the classic Skipper resting stance.



Here's another, much better focus and a different one, I shot this one yesterday afternoon with the 50mm lens.



Second one is a Checkered Skipper, I think, the first one is not in the book I have with me so I don't know.
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Moths and Skippers look so much alike it's hard to tell sometimes which is which. Thanks for ID. For some odd reason I completely have blocked Skippers from my memory.

Those are nice looking ones you've shot.
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Nice ones Rense. I saw the last one somewhere else, or one similar to it and wondered what they were called.

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This one doesn't approach the exquisite beauty of so many on this page, but I found this "flock" of swallowtails interesting. Someone had thrown a large cobble into the wet mud of the edge of a stream, and the swallowtails were drawn to the disturbed places in the mud surrounding the rock. I could only guess they were able to drink water there.

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Pretty cool looking set of swallowtails. Did you know they are all females? I was doing some research because mine didn't look like the ones you, Vaughn and sakle posted. I found out mine is a male because he doesn't have the coloring on the tips of the wings.
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What about lacewings and their relative the mantidfly?

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Nice but I don't think they are in the same species.

Butterflies and Moths are this:

Lepidoptera

Derived from the Latin "lepido"= scale + "ptera" = wing, and it is the Order that contains all butterflies and moths.

And Lacewings and their kin are this:

Neuroptera
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I wasn't saying they were the same, I was humbly asking if they could be accepted in the group :ugh:
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I think you'd have to wait until the OP says. I wasn't explaining what they were, I was explaining they aren't in the same group or species, so that makes them non butterflies and moths.
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Well, this is a moth definately. Not a whole one, but it is a moth...
I don't know it's name, but they fly in my garden for some months now...



EDIT: I found it's name: Pyrausta aurata....

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