Meadow Fritillaries are a common butterfly in mid and northern parts of the U.S. and very southern Canada. They are found in, you guessed it, meadows or in fields or along streamsides. I saw this Meadow Fritillary in a field in northern Minnesota.
I saw this tiny Acmon Blue butterfly on a recent walk and he posed so nicely for me. Learn more about them here: BLUES
Black Swallowtails have two forms, so they can vary in their appearance, but all have double row of yellowish spots across both sets of wings. The female yellow spots are smaller in size. They are found in grasslands, swamps, meadows, and gardens. The caterpillars are green with black stripes and orange spots. They feed on… Read More WESTERN BLACK SWALLOWTAIL
Here is a comparison of the Acmon Blue and the Melissa Blue butterflies. The Acmon Blue is the most common of the gossamer wing family. They have a row of orange spots along the edge of the hind wing. They are less than an inch in size. These butterflies are found throughout the southwest, although… Read More BLUES