Butterflies Are in Bloom!

We are going into the second peak of Butterflies. Sweet. I have been seeing a lot lately: Monarch, Common Buckeye, Fiery Skipper, Tropical Checkered-skipper, Gulf Fritillary, Little Yellow, Hair-streak (not sure of species), and other Sklppers and Moths. And Butterflies. So get out around flowers and along the borders of woods and water. Enjoy the …

The Texas Monarch Flyway Strategy Program

Houston Wilderness says about the flyway: THE TEXAS MONARCH FLYWAY STRATEGY (Texas MFS) is a statewide effort to restore, increase and enhance Monarch habitat across four major regions in the state – all of which serve as critical links in the Monarch butterfly’s journey along the Central Flyway from Canada to Mexico and back every …

Butterfly ID

Alabama Butterfly Atlas Wow! What a resource! They have all kinds of good info about butterflies, including, by species, habitat, host plants, descriptions, sighting frequency and occurrence, and more. Check out their “Species List!“ On their “Spicebush Swallowtail Pterourus troilus” page, they say: Butterfly: Wingspan: 3½ – 4½ inches (8.9 – 11.4 cm). The upper surface of the forewing is …

Yellow Nutsedge Moth (17May2022)

A new one to me! It’s a nice-looking moth! And it looks to be less common than many other plant and animal species! (Screen captures from 20May2022.) For some context on those numbers (from iNaturalist’s About page): iNaturalist.org began as the Master’s final project of Ken-ichi Ueda, Nate Agrin, and Jessica Kline at UC Berkeley’s …

Butterfly Lifespans

In “How Long Do Butterflies Live? By Species.“, Marco Feng gives a nice list of species and lifespans such as: I have not been able to verify any of these with any scientific or naturalist sources. Butterflies at Home, in Butterflies of Texas, has a nice list of links to pictures and info of butterflies.