Saturday, August 27, 2011

Camera Critters #177

A couple of Camera Critters ago, I showed y’all a Dotted Blue butterfly.  It has markings similar to a variety of small blue Lepidoptera found in my area.  In case you have forgotten, here is the Dotted Blue again.

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I always try to photograph these little leps whenever I can.

Several weeks ago, I was going through some of my photos and noticed one I had forgotten about (I take a lot of photos and have a limited memory  8v).  I looked at the image and my first thought was, "I did image a Dotted Blue before.”

Then I looked closer at the butterfly and saw the outer fringes of the wings are not dark in any part of the fringes.  I also noticed the dominate outline of the wings.  I had read before about a blue butterfly in the west which has evenly colored fringes.  It’s a Rita’s Blue.

However, a Rita’s Blue is not found in this area.  I’ve checked a number of different blue butterflies, and find nothing to match, except the Dotted Blue.  That means I did photograph one before the one above.  See for yourself and if you know a definitive identity of it, let me know.

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12 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

They are such beautiful little butterflies. When they fly past, you would never imagine that such markings, color, and beauty would be on those tiny wings.

Snap said...

Wonderful little guys. I can't help with the ID, but aren't they wonderful???!!!!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

This is a lovely one :)

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

That is one beautiful butterfly! It certainly looks like a member of the Gossamer-wing family but I am not familiar with the butterflies on the West coast. I love their striped antennas.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely sightings and photos. They are pretty butterflies.

Twiggy said...

Great capture!

Mama Zen said...

Pretty shots!

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful shots


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ladyfi said...

Lovely shots!

Roan said...

Wonderfully clear shots. I tried to capture one yesterday, but all mine came out blurred.

Jenny said...

Pretty

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Excellent and very nice photos.

Regards!