Thursday, May 1, 2008

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This butterfly is called a prarie ringlet and in this photo you can see how it got its name. I've posted photos of this type of butterfly in the past but you couldn't see the ring, they normally just appear a grayish brown when the wings are closed, some people thought it was a moth. When the wings are open, the top is orange and black but you can't tell when they're resting like in this picture. Butterflies usually spend the night clinging to plants waiting for the sun to come up. This one was warming up so it was starting to spread it wings showing off its ring.

7 comments:

Eve said...

I get these too John but you are very paitent to get such a beautiful shot! I just love the way they just flit around the fields! Can't wait to see them out here!

Sandpiper said...

Great post and picture, John!

The Birdlady said...

Exquisite image - I don't know a lot about butterflies - mostly only that they are beautiful. Thanks for the info and the beauty.

Stacey Huston said...

Beautiful, I have been watching for them to photograph,, none yet.
Went up into the high(er) counry yesterday and saw some new spring flowers and was VERY dissapointed in myself for forgeting the tinfoil..It is now in my jacket pocket.. thanks John

simpleyesa said...

Very interesting piece. I have been to a butterfly sanctuary once. Butterflies are real gems, they're beautiful.

Mary said...

Great detail!

Kathiesbirds said...

Beautiful! Doug Tauron of Gossamer Tapestry would love this shot!