06/28/10 - Orange? Sulfur
I went back to the Yates Mill parking lot yesterday to see if I could see the King's Hairstreak again. No luck. I did find a Buckeye, American Lady, several types of skippers, a multitude of bees, and this orange sulfur (best guess).
Thanks to Judy Horton, the plant they are on is apparently agastache. It is a very good-sized 5'X5'X4' bush! I have a zoomed out shot here:
There is some Russian Sage in the parking lot, but not this bush. Russian sage has darker flowers and more spindly stems.
This is worth looking at in larger sizes if you're interested. As with most of the recent butterfly shots, the wings are quite hairy...almost like fabric.
I just wish the shadow on the eye was not there. I guess it's from the antenna.
It was another scorcher here yesterday. We fed the ducks early at Lake Wheeler, grocery shopped, and stayed inside.
I also saw several interesting dragonflies at Lake Wheeler some of which are not the ones I typically see at my local swamp area. A collage of the best 4 is here:
Thanks for your comments on yesterday's butterfly shot...