Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursday Flowers–WITH butterflies

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In a recent post I remarked on the lack of butterflies this year. Today when I visited the same little park again, I was pleased to see not just af few, but A LOT of “Brimstones” – Gonepteryx rhamni. I assume they must be a newborn brood (or whatever the correct terminology may be for butterflies). By the way, I prefer the Swedish name for them – “citronfjäril” = Lemon Butterfly.

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They seem to love these blue flowers in particular, but they tried climbing the cone flowers too.

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7 comments:

  1. magnificent, the butterflies and the flowers. i like that first photo, and that proves they are indeed flying flowers

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  2. I'm glad that the butterflies have returned for you....they complement your flower photos beautifully.

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  3. These pictures are wonderful!! And gorgeous and beautiful! I can recognize the cone flowers, but what are the beautiful blue ones? The butterfly looks like a leaf. The first picture is my favorite.

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  4. These are great Monica. Second brood I suspect because they are a very early butterfly.

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  5. beautiful picture!
    in Germany, too, we call them "Zitronenfalter".
    over here they have become very rare, though. sad to say ....

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  6. I like the Swedish name for them.

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  7. Are they the same ones as our German Zitronenfalter, I wonder?

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