09 July 2009

thoughts?

We had a new visitor to our backyard this week. Can anyone identify this butterfly or forward this to someone who could? It is nearly as large as a Monarch and I can't quite seem to place it from any of the websites I've visited.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

well first I assumed if was from the same family as a monarch so I found that info, then I found this website. www.butterfliesandmoths.org and I think I narrowed it down to a Variegated Fritallary. The website has a great image gallery. I am NO expert on this so if you see something closer let me know.......

Birdman

hoosier reborn said...

birdman pointed me in the right direction...it appears to be a Great Spangled Fritallary.

birdman shall hence be known as "wing man"

Anonymous said...

Birds and now Butterflys! you realize people are going to talk! LOL! As we have talked it is amazing what God has put on this earth if one just opens their eyes!!
Bird oops Wingman!