This sweet little butterfly quietly posed for me on a blossom of Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’ and though I searched online to find out what kind she was, I wasn’t successful. My guess is she’s a type of Azure Butterfly. Are there any lepidopterists out there who can identify her?
Butterflies symbolize transformation. My visitor heralds the renewal of spring here on our seven and a half acres. What a beautiful blessing!
Ooh, what a capture! Great shot!!
Thanks, Sharon! 🙂
Lovely capture Eliza! And how nice of her to sit long enough for you to take her photo. I chased butterflies all around last summer trying to get a decent shot of one, but they were all too busy gathering nectar to sit still long enough for me. 😉 Sorry I cant’ help you out on identifying her…
I know about chasing butterflies having done a fair amount myself! This one stayed and stayed – a photographer’s dream! 🙂
What a beautiful photo. I love the soft browns and the yellow suphur streak on the shoulder. I wish I could help you with an id.
Thanks, Debra, I am happy just to have had a chance to photograph those baby blues!
That is truly one of the prettiest butterflies I have ever seen. Catching the eyes so clearly is no small feat. Really nice photo.
Thank you for the kind compliment – I got lucky that day!
I’ll do some searching for you…see what I can turn up.
It’s a lovely little creature. 🙂
Wow, thanks, Michael, that’d be great. Even if I don’t have a ‘label,’ I can still wonder at this winged gift of spring. 🙂
Okay, here’s what I found.
I’m leaning toward Pieris oleracea: http://pick4.pick.uga.edu/mp/20p?see=I_KON9&res=640
It’s got the distinctive wing pattern, smudge of color, and the very distinctive “specs” on the eyes.
A runner up would be Pieris napi: http://pick4.pick.uga.edu/mp/20p?see=I_MWS1963&res=640. But the napi’s range (England) is wrong, though. The oleracea’s range is north America.
Whatever it may be, I think your spring wonder is of the Pieridae family. And if it is the oleracea, then it’s referred to as the “cabbage butterfly.”
See http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/cide/132744/Pieris and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pieris_oleracea
Thanks so much, I think you’re right. I guess I won’t think of cabbage butterflies as ‘lowly’ or ‘common’ again! Not after seeing those eyes!
Oh, and you should submit your photos to the butterfly archives. It’s way better than what’s out there. 🙂
Thanks for the compliment! I just might submit it to one of the sites. So many photos don’t do them justice.
A gossamer harbinger of spring and truly beautiful.
Thank you, Dor, a happy gift!
What a capture – she’s beautiful.
Thank you so much, Dawn. 🙂
Her little face looks like a fuzzy puppy. Very very sweet.
I was so charmed by her! Have a great weekend.
love how you captured the softness of this little beauty. I have found similiar ones, but never could find them either. I wonder if they are different colors.
What a gorgeous butterfly – amazing shots!
Thanks, Fi. A cute little critter, I agree!
Something that always strikes me with your photos is that they are always so balanced- the colors, the shapes. I feel peace when I look at them.
What a wonderful compliment – thank you very much!