The butterflies are back on Cape Cod and so much fun to try and photograph although they are not always cooperative! This little Pearl Crescent was flitting from flower to flower so I was able to get a couple of good photos. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
The Pearl Crescent is a small butterfly with a wingspan of only 1 to 1 1/2″. It is orange with black borders and scattered black markings. You can find them in open areas, including meadows, fields and roadsides. Have you ever seen a Pearl Crescent?
The butterflies are starting to migrate back to Cape Cod this time of the year. It’s so much fun to see a couple of new ones each day. This Little Copper Butterfly was feasting on the flowers at Fort Hill. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
The Little Copper butterfly is a small butterfly with a wing span of only about 1″. Its fiery tones are just gorgeous among the white flowers. You can see the difference in coloring in the 2nd photograph when its wings are folded up.
I saw this butterfly on my tree but didn’t know what it was. It is quite different with its wings folded up and extended.
The Question Mark is a large orange butterfly of about 2 and 1/2 inches with black markings on its fore-wings. I learned that it finds nourishment in tree sap which is why it was on the bark of my tree.
I saw this pretty Pearl Crescent flitting from one bush to another. I wasn’t sure what kind of butterfly it was, so I used my Leps App and found out that it is a Pearl Crescent. (Click on blog link to see other photo.)
It looks so different with the wings spread out and folded up. Pretty little butterfly, don’t you think?