Thursday, September 30, 2010
End of Month Bug Roundup
Here are some scenes and species captured across the estate late this month.
Everybody loves a butterfly, this I know. I was out back this afternoon and sighted a lovely gulf fritillary visiting the red pentas. Unfortunately it flew off as I raised the camera and tried for a great backlit shot. However, as I stood there slightly annoyed a funereal duskywing, Erynnis funeralis, landed atop the stapelia that I was standing dangerously close to. This small butterfly, not so pretty by some standards, was patient and unafraid as I captured its image to share with you this final day of September.