Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Silver Spotted Skipper

Well, the White Cabbage Butterflies were first, then the skippers started.
Have seen a few other butterflies, but not many.
There are lots of different skippers in my yard,
but all of these photographs are the Silver Spotted Skipper.
Hope it wasn't too wet for them this spring, we sure had the rain.
I will still be out there trying to capture the butterflies that do come to my yard.
They all seem to like my zinnia patch, and it is larger this year than last year.
Mary at Faith, Fabric and Photos has a post of the Silver Spotted Skipper, she talks about the White Elephant. Can't really see it in my photos here, but you need to check out her post. I will keep a look out for this marking in the future.
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17 comments:

Mary said...

Very nice photos of the Siler Spotted Skipper! I can see the "white elephant" marking slightly. I think it depends on how they hold their wings :-) Your zinnias are beautiful! I always love all the different colors they have.

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful photographs. We have seen fewer butterflies this year than usual. Your skipper is lovely.

Susie said...

I'm still not seeing many butterflies yet so I enjoyed seeing yours much.

Darla said...

We have had a ton of butterflies and hummers this year.....loving it! Zinnias are the best aren't they? Great captures Leedra.

Mildred said...

Very pretty photos Leedra. Hope you have a nice day.

Dorothy said...

Nice pictures of the Silver Spotted Skipper on your Zinnias. I've had a lot of those but not many butterflies. I miss them! I had so many last year.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful butterflies, Leedra. I never knew any of their names---but am learning SLOWLY.

We have butterflies up here--but I have no idea which are which...

Love you,
Bets

Denise said...

Gorgeous color and wonderful capture of the butterfly. I hope you'll be seeing more before too long.

Mary C said...

I didn't realize how small these skippers are, but you've captured them beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

George said...

You've captured beautiful zinnias and beautiful butterflies.

Rose said...

Nice captures! I used to catch this kind of butterfly all the time when I was a kid...

Tina said...

Leedra, I just love all those colors bouncing off of each other...how wonderful! The hues of that flower really make that skipper pop in your pictures...these photos should be post cards!! Very nicely done!!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Hi, You commented on my blog, so I thought I would take a visit.

Wow! I'm impressed! What beautiful pictures!

I will try to visit once in a while.

Your profile says you live in eastern TN, my parents live in Eastern TN!

troutbirder said...

Lovely skippers. We are at least a month from blooming zinnias though.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots.Those Zinnias are so lovely.The Skippers seem to enjoy them too.
Blessings,Ruth

dAwN said...

JUst Beautiful..Saw that white elephant on the link! very cool

Pam said...

The zinnas are beautiful especially with the butterflies. These would be gorgeous in a card..I will have to remind my sister of this.

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