The Aphrodite Fritillary has a distinct row if dark dots at wing edges and dark lines bear center of body. The ventral side has several rows of white dots. They are found in wooded areas and moist prairie meadows. The caterpillar is black-brown with black bands and spines with orange in between. They overwinter before… Read More APHRODITE FRITILLARY
Here is a Monarch butterfly with daisies on a warm summer day in northern Minnesota.
Marine Blues are found in open and temporary water places, seasonal pond areas, or gardens in southwestern states in the U.S. and south into Mexico. Wings have violet blue color above and fine barring pattern below, the hindwing has distinct iridescent spots. They nectar on mesquite, clover, or mint plants. Host plants are from the… Read More MARINE BLUE
June 21-27 is Pollinator Week. Pollinators move pollen, which fertilizes plants to make fruit, seeds, and new plants. Celebrate the many pollinators this week, which include bugs, birds, and bats. Pictured clockwise are a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Honeybee, Melissa Blue butterfly, and a Common Looper Moth.