Here is another new-to-me visitor to my garden – a Dingy Swallowtail Butterfly. At first, I thought it was a grapevine moth but only when it finally settled did I realize my error. This lone butterfly is a large one, so I was somewhat surprised to discover it is also called a Small Citrus Butterfly. It constantly fluttered its wings and zoomed about. But, I eventually got a few images on the Nikon D3000.

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Butterflies & Moths

Dingy Swallowtail

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Yesterday, in the flowering mint by my back door: random miniature minty magic. (Nikon D3000)

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Thanks for looking. Which one did you like best?

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Bees & Bugs, Butterflies & Moths

Miniature Minty Magic

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The Small White butterfly on a flowering weed. (Nikon D3000)

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All the best to you and yours for the festive season.
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Butterflies & Moths

The Small White

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Also called the Correa Brown, this is the orange butterfly I mentioned a few posts ago – hard to find one settled enough for a photograph. I had given up chasing one about, when this one landed right by my feet, staying long enough to get a few shots. In this first one, I love how the light catches the wing edges during a rare spread.

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I can’t decide if I prefer Correa Brown over its other name – Orange Alpine Xenica.

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Butterflies & Moths

Oreixenica correae: Orange Alpine Xenica

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Several weeks back, you may recall that I was excited upon seeing a few big butterflies in my garden. I hoped for the unusual variety like we had at this time last year. Didn’t happen. There’s a few of the orange ones about, but I can’t get a decent go at those.

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Luckily, I can always rely on the Small White when I’m in butterfly mode. (Nikon D3000)

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Thanks for looking.

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Butterflies & Moths

The Small White

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In my garden this week. (Nikon D3000)

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Butterflies & Moths

Cabbage White Butterfly

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