A Butterfly And A Moth

I have been blessed with a new sense of an awareness of the diversity of life on our place. With that gift comes a realization of how much I really do not know of the world around me. The two photos below are just the tip of the iceberg of discovery that is before me.  I know that these two photos below are  of a butterfly and a moth but I have looked at several data bases and still need help to positively identify them. Feel free to educate me.


Did you noticed the eggs on the leaf next to the left hand wing? Cool, no?

I used my Powershot SX10is for these captures.

Author: The Jagged Man

I am a 57 year old guy who is asking questions about life like "what does it all mean?" and " how come hair will not grow on my head but grows real fast on my ears and back?" you know the deep stuff. I am married and have been for 26 years to the same wonderful woman( read into that: she puts up with me and I married up). I believe in Jesus Christ and that He died for all. The rest I am still working on.

11 thoughts on “A Butterfly And A Moth”

    1. I had never heard of the Ghost Moth but found it on-line last night. The ones I found had black on their legs though the shape was about right.
      This little lady was about the size of a guitar pick and as you can see white as snow.
      Thanks for the comment and stopping by!

      1. There are such things, in the UK I believe one of the websites said, so you have a keen imagination that matches your powers of observation 🙂

        There is a ton of info on moths online and some have names people call them but are not their actually name in the science community. Very confusing and it makes my head hurt but the discover of this little moth was pretty cool in of it’s self!

  1. Hi Jagged Man- that butterfly looks like it had a rough life, the edges of the wings are gone. I believe it might be a Red Admiral because of the white markings and the vermillion stripe.

    1. Thanks for the info and you are right it looks rough but flew in and landed like there were no worries. I did not notice the jagged edges on the wings till I looked at it through the zoom on my camera.
      I will look up Red Admiral and I do now recall someone mentioning that name the last time I posted a pic of one 🙂 Knowing the common name gives me a leg up in searching out the varies species that I am just now become aware of. I used several databases to try identify them but they are set up for someone with a more advance knowledge of Butterflies than I!

      1. It is definitely a red admiral (Vanessa atalanta), probably an old one, they can hibernate one winter and live a second life next year; this explains the bad state o its wings, they are flying intensively up to 10 miles. I meet them in my garden

      2. Thanks for the comment and the wonderful information on the red Admiral. I see a lot of them around our place but usually they are hard to capture so I feel blessed to get this one!
        Thanks for coming by and visiting and commenting!

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