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Henry’s Elfin

An interesting find on the Redbud.  This is a butterfly called Henry’s Elfin (Callophrys henrici).  They are a type of hairstreak butterfly-quite small like all hairstreaks.  Usually unnoticed, as they don’t have the bright orange flashy colors associated with many butterflies.  The intricate scale pattern is very attractive. I was looking over the Redbud blossoms, […]

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The Traveler

Monarchs are one of the most recognized butterflies in North America.  Always a joy to watch, the Monarch migrates thousands of miles each year.  But did you know that any one particular Monarch doesn’t live long enough to make the entire cycle.  So how do they know where to go?  That’s one of those mysteries […]

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Swallowtail on the Chocolate Trail

Butterflies are one insect most folks like to admire.  This Giant Swallowtail image is one of two butterflies featured in the Magale library art exhibit at Centenary College of Louisiana.  The exhibit runs from June 1, 2012 through the end of August during regular library hours.  The exhibit is sponsored by the Friends of Red […]

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Dainty Sulphur

These very small yellow butterflies, appropriately named Dainty Sulphur are hardly noticed as they flutter by in search of nectar or pause briefly to rest.  This image was taken in my yard on 6Apr12 in northwest Louisiana.  Dainty Sulphurs are common to the entire south central United States and may be found throughout much of the […]

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American Lady

In the butterfly world there are several “Ladies”.  The southern U.S. has two species, American Lady and Painted Lady. Both have very  colorful upper wings and can easily be confused.  The image above was taken in my backyard on 4Apr12.  The partially opened wings show bright orange.  Look closely on the left upper wing in the […]

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