Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A New Butterfly



While walking along the overgrown fence row bordering one side of my property I noticed a gray butterfly flutter down into the underbrush. As I began to pay closer attention I found that a number of them were flying out of the brush into the open and then descending again into the thick growth before alighting. Soon one made the mistake of landing upon an exposed greenbrier leaf allowing me to capture this image before it fluttered along its way.

As with the Calico Pennant Dragonfly, I don’t have a name for this subdued beauty and am hoping someone here will be kind enough to identify my little treasure.

14 comments:

Louise said...

No clue as to identy, but quite a pretty little thing!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very nice image Dad.

photowannabe said...

A beautiful nameless moth Salty.

fishing guy said...

Salty: Really love this photo, it's wonderful capture for sure.

For The People said...

Great caputre! Nice looking lense onn your profile! I got started a little earlier today. Stop by my place if you get a chance. Have a wwonderful day!

Old Wom Tigley said...

No idea Salty.. but thats one great capture from you again.
Tom

Leedra said...

Love the photo!

kjpweb said...

Huh - think I can help! It's a "Large Wood Nymph"!
It's on my "to shoot" list, since it's also found down here in Florida!
Good one!
Cheers, Klaus

Carletta said...

Great shot!
It's beautiful - you captured so much detail.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Yup sure looks like the Large Wood Nymph, although the colors are different, yours is more attractive than the one I found online!

Kerri said...

Wow! What a stunning butterfly. I don't believe I've seen one of these before....I will have my eyes open for this one!
Great shot!

Misty Dawn said...

It is absolutely GORGEOUS! WOW - I would LOVE to see one of these. How beautiful!

Meggie said...

Sorry I can't help with the identification, Salty, but it sure is a beauty!

Kevin said...

for future identification see the following web site. http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/