Backyard “Bugs”

When I was out taking pictures of buggy critters the other day, there were quite a number of Monarchs, plus another butterfly I couldn’t identify.  Every once in a while, though, I would see a flash of blue on a butterfly.  It was a little smaller than a Monarch.

Sometimes I would get a brighter flash of blue, then it was gone.

Finally I got a good look at the “blue” top side:

After searching high and low on the ‘net for blue butterflies, to no avail, I finally stumbled across this guy’s identity:  a Red-Spotted Purple butterfly.

–Sue

2 thoughts on “Backyard “Bugs””

  1. We’ve had a lot of Swallowtail Butterflies on my butterfly bush this week… also found a couple of the ST caterpillars on my celery plant nearby… but I can’t find them today – sure hope a bird didn’t have it for lunch.

    Here is a cool site to help identify bugs…
    Although I do have to say that after 10-15 minutes of looking through pictures I have to stop. Makes me a little sick to my stomach to get my brain overloaded with images of bugs… LOL
    Check out whatsthatbug dot com
    I know some folks don’t like links in comments… just replace the dot with a . and you’ll be on your way
    I’m not associated with the site – just use it on occasion to figure stuff out

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