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Ruskosinisiipi, Plebeius eumedon - Perhoset - LuontoPortti

The Geranium Argus (Plebejus eumedon) is a butterfly of the Lycaenidae family. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone. The wingspan is mm. The butterfly flies from May to August depending on the location.The larvae feed on Geranium species.

The Rosita Patch (Chlosyne rosita) is a butterfly from the Nymphalidae family, similar in appearance to the more common Crimson Patch. It is a striking butterfly with orange-red patches on the wings. It can be found throughout Central America and Mexico, and is occasional in the southwestern United States.

The Rosita Patch (Chlosyne rosita) is a butterfly from the Nymphalidae family…

Phyciodes cocyta

The Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta) is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in the Nearctic ecozone.

Great Purple (Blue) Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)

RealScientists: Day 2 with Dr Andy Warren aka RealScientists · Storify: This Great Purple (Blue) Hairstreak (Atlides halesus) is much prettier than the one seen yesterday!

Oakleaf butterfly, Kallima paralekta, a species of brush-footed butterfly. Known as the Indian Leafwing or the Malayan Leafwing, it isn't found in India or Malaysia, but is endemic to Java and Sumatra, Indonesia. Like other members of its genus, it strongly resembles a dead leaf when its wings are folded

Oakleaf or Oak Leaf butterfly, Kallima paralekta

When I am in the garden I always see a beautiful white butterfly and think of you Missy.

Butterflies of Europe - © Adrian Hoskins   THECLA BETULAE -  There are over 440 species of butterfly found in mainland Europe, including 57 which have resident populations in the UK.

Butterflies of Europe - © Adrian Hoskins THECLA BETULAE - There are over 440 species of butterfly found in mainland Europe, including 57 which have resident populations in the UK.

Pallas' Fritillary (Argynnis laodiceis) a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It occurs in damp forested places in southern Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, northwestern Kazakhstan, and East Asia. Larvae feed on species of Viola.

Pallas' Fritillary (Argynnis laodiceis) a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It occurs in damp forested places in southern Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, northwestern Kazakhstan, and East Asia. Larvae feed on species of Viola.

Butterfly

Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)--Plant in sandy, well drained soil, in full sun. Great near rocks/gravel. Keep away from irrigation systems if possible.

Such a beautiful, licheny green to this moth, known as The Joker (Feralia jocosa). I haven't been able to figure out the story behind the common name. I know jocosa means "playful" but this species never seems particularly playful when I encounter it (in fact specimens seem docile and stay quite still) :-). Maybe someone else out there knows?

Such a beautiful, licheny green to this moth, known as The Joker (Feralia jocosa). specimens seem docile and stay quite still.

One of the most spectacular and rare species, the Ornithoptera paradisea Staudinger. New Guinea.

How does the butterfly cross the freeway? It doesn't....California Dogface, Zerene eurydice, extinct in Griffith Park

In 1929 California became the first state to designate a state insect; the male California dogface butterfly (Zerene eurydice) has markings that resemble a dog's head.

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