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June 13, 2010

Mellow Yellow Moth Day

Filed under: Nature — Laura R @ 8:18 PM
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I am trying something new today,  and linking up with Mellow Yellow Monday.
And linking to It’s a Blog Party!

As I was working in the yard this weekend,  this guy was keeping me company.

“He” hung around a very long time, long enough to go inside for a camera.

He let me get very, very close.

 

 

Did you notice the fake eyes on the other end?

 

I have not identified the species.
Any ideas?

This post will also be linked up to Outdoor Wednesday.

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47 Comments

  1. handsome dude! tell me…. did he move at all?? I wonder if he was in his passing phase to the ever-after & decided to spend it with you? Looks like a swallow tail of some sort? (guessing here) we had a neat green moth last year that we got to spend its last moments with before departure…

    Comment by Faythe@Grammymousetails — June 13, 2010 @ 9:25 PM

    • He would swirl gracefully around my head, then land again. I would get a few shots, then he would be up and floating, and return.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 14, 2010 @ 7:24 AM

  2. great picture taking skills! How nice that he waited for you!

    Comment by cyndi — June 13, 2010 @ 9:30 PM

    • And if he was on his way… I am glad he did not ask me to go along.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 14, 2010 @ 7:26 AM

  3. Wow… epic shots.

    Comment by Ma.links — June 14, 2010 @ 8:34 AM

  4. What a great shots you got! You have that uterfly trained very well! 🙂

    Comment by Diann @ The Thrifty Groove — June 14, 2010 @ 9:29 AM

    • Worked all day on it! 🙂

      Comment by dogsmom — June 14, 2010 @ 9:37 AM

  5. It is a Tiger Swallow Tail!! Very pretty photos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_tiger_swallowtail

    Comment by Miss Kodee @Bark'n About — June 14, 2010 @ 10:48 AM

    • Thank you. I should have guessed a nature loving pup would know!

      Comment by dogsmom — June 14, 2010 @ 11:01 AM

  6. what a lovely creature!

    Comment by Ruby — June 14, 2010 @ 12:13 PM

  7. i love butterlies.this is the first time i saw this kind of it..

    Comment by Webbloggirl — June 14, 2010 @ 12:14 PM

  8. What a lovely little butterfly.

    Comment by hip chick — June 14, 2010 @ 1:05 PM

  9. Wow, fantastic shot and what great details and color. Very cool photo

    Comment by Joanne Olivieri — June 14, 2010 @ 1:14 PM

  10. Hmmm…I dunno but he sure was yellow…and mellow.

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

    Comment by mayziegal — June 14, 2010 @ 5:09 PM

  11. Great shots. I have seen butterflies on a wet patch of ground getting drinks. Was the dirt wet?

    Comment by Dimple — June 14, 2010 @ 7:21 PM

    • I am sure there was lots of moisture in air and ground, after heavy rains. And I was using a garden hose.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 15, 2010 @ 6:32 AM

  12. WE don’t know what kind of butterfly he is but he is really beautiful…
    Thanks for the A-day wishes.. Sure wish we were back in Wisconsin. Maybe someday..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

    Comment by gus, louie and callie — June 15, 2010 @ 4:37 PM

  13. Very pretty, glad he posed for you

    Comment by teresa — June 15, 2010 @ 7:12 PM

  14. For some reason I have not seen many butterflies around here. You were lucky to get such a good shot of this one. They are usually very flighty.

    Comment by LaVoice — June 15, 2010 @ 7:26 PM

  15. Very cool picture!

    Comment by Rob — June 15, 2010 @ 8:05 PM

  16. How pretty! I’m sorry I can’t help you determine what species it is, but it sure is nice to look at! 🙂

    Comment by Jacqueline — June 15, 2010 @ 8:10 PM

  17. Gorgeous! We love watching the butterflies in our yard too!

    Comment by Staci A — June 15, 2010 @ 8:48 PM

  18. Very cool.

    Comment by Kathy — June 15, 2010 @ 8:57 PM

  19. that’s super pretty!

    Comment by Katie — June 15, 2010 @ 9:11 PM

  20. Just lovely! We love butterflies! We have 5 in our “butterfly tent” that we’re waiting for, can’t wait to set them free!

    Comment by Henrietta — June 15, 2010 @ 11:11 PM

  21. I love it when they let you snap photos. Interesting butterfly you have there!

    Comment by Candace — June 15, 2010 @ 11:31 PM

  22. I believe this is a tiger swallow tail butterfly. Nice photograph.
    Joyce M

    Comment by Joyce M — June 16, 2010 @ 12:09 AM

    • Because he has less blue, it is a male.
      Wisconsin is not their typical territory.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 16, 2010 @ 4:27 PM

  23. Beautiful photos! My daughter is afraid of anything with wings so she would have had a fit seeing this. Happy WW!

    Comment by Allison — June 16, 2010 @ 12:54 AM

  24. Very pretty!

    Comment by Nichol — June 16, 2010 @ 6:04 AM

  25. Oh, he is gorgeous! I always marvel when I see a butterfly at how beautiful they are, and his color is amazing. Sorry, but I don’t know what type he is.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

    XO,

    Sheila 🙂

    Comment by Sheila — June 16, 2010 @ 8:37 AM

  26. You got some really beautiful shots!

    Comment by Tiffany — June 16, 2010 @ 9:55 AM

  27. very pretty

    Comment by sarah — June 16, 2010 @ 11:09 AM

  28. No idea what species he is, but he is gorgeous!
    Virginia
    http://ladyvdzine.com/2010/06/15/wordless-wednesday-time-to-brush-your-teeth/

    Comment by Virginia from Lady V dZine — June 16, 2010 @ 1:31 PM

  29. What a great series of shots of the Tiger Swallow Tail. I have occasionally seen butterflies resting like that. I love the close up you took of her.

    Comment by Tracy — June 16, 2010 @ 2:41 PM

    • From my readers I have learned this is a male Tiger Swallowtail.
      This is not their usual territory. He must have been passing through.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 16, 2010 @ 4:25 PM

  30. Butterflies are so magical. I don’t know anything about them, but they make me happy whenever they come around!

    Comment by Sares — June 16, 2010 @ 4:35 PM

    • There is legend that it is a loved soul watching over you.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 16, 2010 @ 5:27 PM

  31. Beautiful photos of the swallowtail! They are beautiful butterflies!

    Comment by Eileen — June 16, 2010 @ 4:49 PM

  32. thanks for dropping by. 🙂 Glad that you enjoyed them!

    Comment by YL — June 16, 2010 @ 6:01 PM

  33. beautiful. I only know the Monarch, this is not. In my school, we plant a swan plant for the Monarch.

    Comment by ann chin — June 16, 2010 @ 6:34 PM

  34. Wow, those are excellent shots!

    Comment by Stacey @ Not Just Baby Brain — June 16, 2010 @ 9:20 PM

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    Comment by how much should i weigh — June 19, 2010 @ 11:04 AM

  36. Pretty flying thing
    Mike

    Comment by dumbguy — June 22, 2010 @ 12:42 AM

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    Comment by Suzanne Hykes — July 31, 2010 @ 11:18 AM


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