Sunday, June 21

Moths and Butterflies

I see other bloggers posting butterfly shots..I've found some too I want to share...

These two pretty giant silkworm moths were on this post in my neighbor's side yard yesterday. My husband hollared to get the camera and come see. They didn't open their wings unfortunately. The neighbor had seen them the night before, wings open. I looked last night, no change. They were gone this morning.

This Weidemeyer's Admiral landed on my tire right after I'd stopped and opened the door to get out of the car...I didn't get a chance to get a better shot. These are common in the Black Hills.

Ok, I'm left-handed and this Common Blue moth landed on the left hand...I couldn't get a focused shot with my awkward right hand...anyway, it sat there for a good 2-3 minutes at least. I don't know why, but I felt loved anyway.

I got this more decent shot of this moth a few days later. Too bad it's standing on a dead dandelion! These are common, too.