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Brushfoots

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.Irish Blessing

  1. 'Seminole' Texan Crescent

    Anthanassa texana seminole

  2. American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis

  3. American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis

  4. Appalachian Brown

    Satyrodes appalachia

  5. Carolina Satyr

    Hermeuptychia sosybius

  6. Carolina Satyr

    Hermeuptychia sosybius

  7. Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia

  8. Common Wood Nymph

    Cercyonis pegala

  9. Common Wood Nymph

    Cercyonis pegala

  10. Cuban Crescent

    Anthanassa frisia

  11. Female Julia

    Dryas iulia

  12. Female Queen

    Danaus gilippus

  13. Gemmed Satyr

    Cyllopsis gemma

  14. Georgia Satyr

    Neonympha areolatus

  15. Gulf Fritillary

    Agraulis vanillae
    You can appreciate the length of the Gulf Fritillary's proboscis when you see how deep the throat of the pentas flower is.

  16. Gulf Fritillary

    Agraulis vanillae
    This Gulf Fritillary is melanistic which means that it has more black pigmentation than a normal individual. It is the oppositie of albinism which is the lack of this pigmentation. Melanism may be caused by genetic or environmental conditions.

  17. Gulf Fritillary

    Agraulis vanillae

  18. Hackberry Emperor

    Asterocampa celtis

  19. Hackberry Emperor

    Asterocampa celtis

  20. Julia

    Dryas iulia

  21. Julia

    Dryas iulia

  22. Little Wood Satyr

    Megisto cymela

  23. Malachite

    Siproeta stelenes

  24. Malachite

    Siproeta stelenes

  25. Male Queen

    Danaus gilippus
    The dark spots on the wings near the body of this Queen butterfly are scent glands found only on males of this species.

  26. Many-banded Daggerwing

    Marpesia chiron

  27. Many-banded Daggerwing

    Marpesia chiron

  28. Monarch

    Danaus plexippus
    The monarch migration in the Florida Panhandle usually occurs when the groundsel or salt bush (Baccharis sp.) is blooming. This butterfly was one of several hundred monarchs that was "roosting" in the branches of the groundsel that is found along the coast.

  29. Monarch

    Danaus plexippus
    Blazing stars (Liatris sp.) are very common in our part of Florida and are an important nectar source for the monarchs as they fly south in the late fall.

  30. Painted Lady

    Vanessa cardui

  31. Painted Lady

    Vanessa cardui

  32. Pearl Crescent

    Phyciodes tharos

  33. Pearl Crescent

    Phyciodes tharos

  34. Phaon Crescent

    Phyciodes phaon

  35. Phaon Crescent

    Phyciodes phaon

  36. Queen

    Danaus gilippus

  37. Question Mark

    Polygonia interrogationis

  38. Question Mark

    Polygonia interrogationis
    With wings folded, you can distnguish the Question Mark from the similar Comma by the two white marks that some say resemble a question mark.

  39. Question Mark

    Polygonia interrogationis

  40. Red Admiral

    Vanessa atalanta

  41. Red Admiral

  42. Red-spotted Purple

    Limenitis arthemis

  43. Red-spotted Purple

    Limenitis arthemis

  44. Red-spotted Purple

    Limenitis arthemis

  45. Ruddy Daggerwing

    Marpesia petreus

  46. Ruddy Daggerwing

    Marpesia petreus

  47. Silvery Checkerspot

    Chlosyne nycteis

  48. Silvery Checkerspot

    Chlosyne nycteis

  49. Silvery Checkerspots

    Chlosyne nycteis
    This is a mating pair of Silvery Checkerspots.

  50. Soldier

    Danaus eresimus

  51. Soldier

    Danaus eresimus

  52. Southern Pearly-eye

    Enodia portlandia

  53. Tawny Emperor

    Asterocampa clyton

  54. Tawny Emperor

    Asterocampa clyton

  55. Tawny Emperor

    Asterocampa clyton

  56. Variegated Fritillary

    Euptoieta claudia

  57. Variegated Fritillary

    Euptoieta claudia
    The newly emerged Variegated Fritillary rests near its chrysalis. The red "blood" on the chrysalis is actually fluid contained within the chrysalis.

  58. Viceroy

    Limenitis archippus

  59. Viceroy

    Limenitis archippus

  60. Viola's Wood Satyr

    Megisto viola

  61. White Peacock

    Anartia jatrophae

  62. Zebra

    Heliconius charithonia
    This Zebra butterfly is nectaring on wild poinsettia.

  63. Zebra Longwing on Hairy Leafcup

    Smallanthus uvedalia

  64. Zebra Longwings

    Heliconius charithonia