Sunday, June 11, 2006

Lepidoptera

For those of you particularly interested in lepidoptera, here's a blog just for you! Also one Odonata... Today the marsh was quiet birdwise,( it might help if I dragged my bum out of bed before 11, hehe) but the butterflies were simply everywhere, enjoy!
Skipper species, my guide is in my car... I am so stoked on that curled proboscis!
What a lady! West Coast.
Mourning Cloak, for some reason their faces amuse me
Sylvan Hairstreak
Lorquin's Admiral
female Mexican Amberwing

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice shots Leigh! I think the skipper is a Fiery Skipper?

Leigh said...

thanks! yeah that's my guess, that's the skipper that's most common at the marsh... but I am afraid of I.D.ing skippers, lol.

John Afdem said...

Hi--I'm the guy (beard and camo hat) that walked past and said hi when you first got to SJWS Sunday. Nice shots on the bflys--I got some shots of the Admiral myself, but didn't id the species. My blog--

http://ocbirder.blogspot.com/

Saw a post from you at FM--great site.

Regards,
John

Leigh said...

Hi! thank you very much. SJWS is my second home these days, and sunday was a fantastic day for butterflies. Can't wait to check out your blog, its always fun to hear about other people's birding days at the same places you hit yourself.

~Leigh

Anil said...

If not for their flight, butterflies would not appear half as beautiful. I like their fancy flights.

Doug Aguillard said...

Your Ode is a female Mexican Amberwing. You might find my website can help you with alot of what your into. Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies and Nature Photography.

Leigh said...

Thank you! I will check out your site, and maybe you can help me with a more recent dragonfly, see my post about the Salton Sea on 9-2-06 =)

Doug Aguillard said...

Your Gray Hairstreak is actually a Sylvan Hairstreak.

http://sdbirds.basiclink.com/Butterfly_Pages/sylvan_hairstreak.htm