Thursday, December 5, 2013

Costa Rican butterfly with pearly lustre

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NF Photo 110130, in Costa Rica

We was visiting a park in CostaRica and I had to go to the bathroom. On the floor this beautiful  butterfly stayed. Looking at the image I see it has patches similar to "mother-of -pearl" Catching the light in an iridescent way.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Costa Rican butterfly

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NF Photo 110211, Copal, Costa Rica

This is a butterfly I captured during my stay in Copal, Costa Rica in jan-feb 2011. Of course I don´t know what species it is. But I thought we all need something beautiful to look at.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Eldsnabbvinge - Thecla betulae - Brown Hairstreak

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Eldsnabbvinge - Thecla betulae - Brown Hairstreak 
NF Photo 130810, Mogetorp

One of the prettiest butterflies we have and  I have only seen it twice. And both times this summer.

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Orange Friday  Nature Notes
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Eldsnabbvinge - Thecla betulae - Brown Hairstreak

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Eldsnabbvinge - Thecla betulae - Brown Hairstreak
NF Photo 130730

Om Eldsnabbvinge på wiki
About Brown Hairstreak on wiki

A little butterfly I did not have before. A real beauty when it comes th the underpart of it´s wings. I can´t figure out whether it is a male or female. They seem to be rather rare. At least I have not seen it before. There is a third image but I decided to post it on NF photography. If you like you can take a look HERE.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bredbrämad bastardsvärmare - Zygaena lonicerae - Narrow-Bordered Five-Spot Burnet

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Bredbrämad bastardsvärmare - Zygaena lonicerae - Narrow-Bordered Five-Spot Burnet 
NF Photo 130720 Nävertorp, Katrineholm

Om Bredbrämad bastardsvärmare på wiki
About Narrow-Bordered Five-Spot Burnet on wiki

I went out looking for this kind of butterfly at a place where I have heard they had been spotted. I found one. I thought I had this one before but it turned out to be one of those I had not seen before. So, now I have two of them in my photo collection.  :)
According to litterature this butterfly is toxic.

A very interesting video from youtube


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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Vågig tofsmätare - Rheumaptera(Hydria) undulata - Scallop Shell

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Vågig tofsmätare - Rheumaptera(Hydria) undulata - Scallop Shell
NF Photo 130708 Krämbol

En mätare funnen i skogen. Rätt svår att hitta om man inte ser vart den landar.

It is a forest butterfly. Not easy to spot. You have to see where it land to be able to track it.
A new species for me. A butterfly lifer.  How about that?

Om Vågig tofsmätare på NRM
About Scallop Shell on UK Moth

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sotmätare - Odezia atrata - Chimney Sweeper

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Sotmätare - Odezia atrata - Chimney Sweeper
NF Photo 130616, Botorp


My favourite moth. A small one but easy to spot as it is all black except for the tips of the wings.
Flies mostly on bushy meadows a sunny day.

Om Sotmätare på wiki
About Chimney Sweeper on UK Moth
 
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Silverblåvinge - Polyommatus amandus - Amanda's Blue

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Silverblåvinge, hane - Polyommatus amandus - Amanda's Blue, male  
NF Photo 130616, Botorp

Om Silverblåvinge på wiki
Dagfjärilar: Blåvingar m orange fläckar på bakvingens u-s. Silverblåvinge, hane. Latin: Polyommatus amandus. Observerad: 130616. Flyger: Juni-Aug Område. hela sverige

About Amanda's Blue on wiki
One of the beutiful Blue Wings, as we call them, we have. Several butterflies that is very similar to each other. But this one was easy to ID

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Rutig/liten buskmätare - Chiasmia clathrata - Latticed Heath

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Rutig/liten buskmätare - Chiasmia clathrata - Latticed Heath
NF Photo 130611, Tullgarns näs

Rutig/liten buskmätare - Chiasmia clathrata - Latticed Heath
NF Photo 130612, Falkbo

I think this moth is a bit unusual as it looks the same on both sides of the wings.

About Latticed Heath
 


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Aurora - Antocharis cardamines - Orange Tip

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Aurora, hona - Antocharis cardamines - Orange Tip, female
NF Photo 130612, Djulö Kvarn, Katrineholm

Aurora, male  NF Photo 090512

I have been searching for the female for several years. Today I finally found her. And was lucky enough to get shots. I was biking when I saw her. Thought she looked a little different from what I usually see. And I was so happy when I saw the undersides were mottled green and white . Aurora, YES! The photo of the male is from 090512

About Orange Tip on wiki
Om Aurora på wiki

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Skogsvitvinge - Leptidea sinapis - Wood White

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NF Photo 130509

Om Skogsvitvinge på NatureGate
About Wood White on wiki

Not many butterflies are flying but at least I got this one. I wonder if the hard winter killed them all? It was too cold when they were supposed to wake up.

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