Sunday, January 4, 2009

Butterfly Frenzy

It was a good day to find Butterflies. Spotted 4 species that day. But unfortunately, I had no idea of 2 of the species that I found. The first one was seen in my backyard drinking nectar from a flower. What I think is that it is a type of imperial.
Next was a brownish one with slightly torn wings. After getting some help, I suggest that it is the Choclate Pansy. It was drinking from small white flowers in front of my neighbours house.
As I walked through the narrow path to my house, I spotted a small greyish butterfly drinking nectar from another small yellow flower. It is the Common Five Ring, a very commonly seen Butterfly in urban areas.
In the same narrow path I found a different looking butterfly that was brown with a moth-like body. This is one speecies, together with the first, that I have yet to identify.


Shirls said...

Hi Shawn,
The first butterfly is too beat up to identify.
The second looks like a chocolate pansy but I can't be positive.
The third is definitely a common five ring.
I can't help you with the last butterfly as it isn't distinct enough.

Shawn said...

Thanks Shirls!


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