A Dragonfly and Two Butterflies


Not birds, but they still have wings! 😏  Here’s three photos for those of you who love dragonflies and butterflies.

Generally, you would find a Halloween Pennant in wet habitats such as ponds, marshes and lakes, perched on vegetation.Β  Well, this is certainly a different take….


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Halloween Pennant


Of these next two butterflies, the common Gulf Fritillary was a favorite to follow (and distract me) while searching for birds.


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Gulf Fritillary


It certainly was a challenge when I came across this next new-to-me little butterfly, a Cassius Blue.Β  Tiny, with a wingspan of only 1/2 – 1 inch (15-25 mm), I photographed it for several minutes before it fluttered on and out of my reach.Β  I got one lucky shot!Β  πŸ˜ƒ


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Cassius Blue


(Photos taken in Florida, February & March 2021)


44 thoughts on “A Dragonfly and Two Butterflies

  1. Love the bright orange of that Gulf Fritillary and the patterns of the Cassius Blue, which looks very similar to ‘our’ Lang’s Short Tailed Blue (Leptotes pirithous). And I see it is sometimes found in the Rhone valley. So I have a challenge on my hands… 😊

  2. I love the butterflies. The fritillary is my favorite – so colorful! The little ones are almost impossible to capture, as they hardly ever land. Congrats!

  3. I love how the dragonfly’s legs complement the barbs on the wire. The Gulf Fritillary and Cassius Blue butterflies are pretty distractions from the task at hand. Beautiful pictures!

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