I was surprised yesterday afternoon when, having lunch on my back yard patio, a worn Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) flew across my yard. A Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) spent most of the afternoon fluttering around. I've done next to no butterflying at all this summer. But recently I have been keeping my eyes open, expecially after finding the Checkered-Skipper below in my yard on Labor Day.
|Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis) found|
in my garden, 09/03/2012
|Abundant now, fresh Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia),|
|Common this year, Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus), |
|Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius), 09/09/2012|
|Worn male Fiery Skipper, 09/16/2012. So common this year, |
this special butterfly was found in my garden. Another surprise.