This is some of my collection of butterflies from the U.S. Shown are 5 or the 6 families of butterflies. Nymphalidae, Pieridae, Papilionidae, Lycaenidae, and Hesperiidae. Riodinidae is the family of metalmarks, and I unfortunately have never caught a butterfly from this family.
Nymphalidae - Brushfooted butterflies. This large family of butterflies is easily recognized by counting the number of legs. Nymphalids only appear to have four legs! Their first pair are reduced in size, and are not used for walking.
Pieridae - Whites and sulfurs. There are around 75 species of pierids in the US. The most common is Pieris rapae, the cabbage white. The California state butterfly, Zerene eurydice (Dogface butterfly) is a member of this family.
Papilionidae - Swallowtails. Most of these butterflies can be recognized by the tails in their hindwings. However, some species lack the tail, such as the specimen on the bottom right (Battus polydamas). Lycaenidae - Gossamer winged butterflies. Blues, hairstreaks, and coppers make up this family. These butterflies are small and difficult to identify. Some species live in ant colonies during their larval and pupae stages, emitting chemical signals to trick the ants into allowing them into the colony.
Hesperiidae - skippers. Skippers have a unique way of flying, which is how they got their name. They have a large body in comparison to their wings, which easily distinguishes them from other families. In addition, their antennae have a "crochet hook" at the end. •
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"A Favorite View"
Mount Shasta and Black Butte
By Marnie Patchett
Marnie Patchett is a Fine Art Photographer specializing in long exposure, black and white and light painting photography. Whether capturing a moment in time or a period of time in a single shot, envisioning and image and bringing it to life (so to speak) is her passion. To see what else is in Marnie’s head visit www.MarniePatchettPhotography.com and www.MarniePatchettinblackandwhite.com
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@tessxoxo823 would you give it to TJ already been like 2 months wtf
I need an updated pic cause this is unfinished.
That hard to bring it to work sheesh. Also tell him to color it if he can. I made Carnages head pencil so TJ cam erase it if he doesn't like it
Tell him that.