Posts Tagged ‘hosta’

Cloudless Sulphur

Cloudless sulphur (Phoebis sennae ebule0)

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I just happened to be in the yard at the right time to see this cloudless sulphur land on a hosta flower. They are one of the few butterflies that visit tube flowers. They also visit moist places, which can be dramatic if their numbers are high. Several other butterfly species visit damp places too, having what’s called a “puddle party.”

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The butterfly changed position and left only seconds later. They are not able to survive our winters and migrate south in late summer and fall.

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Yard Miscellany

Back in early May when the doctor told me I was in early Alzheimer’s she didn’t tell me about the side effects of it. Side effects like nausea, dizziness, bad taste in my mouth, lack of appetite and forgetting a word now and then. I was frustrated this morning and decided to go on a loop walk of the backyard to see what I could find before it got to hot.

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A small bug on a hosta bud

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and a shed cicada skin.

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A snout butterfly’s long “snout” is actually the long labial mouth parts on both sides of its proboscis.

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The amberwing dragonfly apparently couldn’t get out of the spiderweb.

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Immature milkweed bugs stayed together on a lily leaf.

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This undoubtedly is the cutest little grasshopper I’ve ever seen.

Needless to say, I’ll be glad when the weather cools and I can be outside more.