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Wildlife Photos - Please share yours too!

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Offline GaryF

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Re: Wildlife Photos - Please share yours too!
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2017, 09:53:33 PM »
HMOD,  I'm not 100%, but I think that is a Theona Checkerspot.


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Re: Wildlife Photos - Please share yours too!
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2017, 11:18:03 PM »
Cicada in a Sotol


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Online House Made of Dawn

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« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2017, 12:47:39 PM »
HMOD,  I'm not 100%, but I think that is a Theona Checkerspot.

Gary, I think you're right about it being a Checkerspot, but I don't think it's a Theona.  This is the kind of parsing that can drive a man crazy. I've been looking at butterfly books and websites for two days now and I'll still haven't found an exact match. Butterfly ID is not for the faint of heart, nor the fuzzy of eye.   :banghead:
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Online House Made of Dawn

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Re: Wildlife Photos - Please share yours too!
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2017, 12:56:05 PM »
Now this one, on the other hand, I know. It's a Queen butterfly. 
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Offline badknees

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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2017, 01:23:06 PM »
HMOD,  I'm not 100%, but I think that is a Theona Checkerspot.

Gary, I think you're right about it being a Checkerspot, but I don't think it's a Theona.  This is the kind of parsing that can drive a man crazy. I've been looking at butterfly books and websites for two days now and I'll still haven't found an exact match. Butterfly ID is not for the faint of heart, nor the fuzzy of eye.   :banghead:

Knowing zilch about Lepidoptera :icon_eek: My guess would be Elada Checkerspot
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Online House Made of Dawn

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Re: Wildlife Photos - Please share yours too!
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2017, 03:05:57 PM »
HMOD,  I'm not 100%, but I think that is a Theona Checkerspot.

Gary, I think you're right about it being a Checkerspot, but I don't think it's a Theona.  This is the kind of parsing that can drive a man crazy. I've been looking at butterfly books and websites for two days now and I'll still haven't found an exact match. Butterfly ID is not for the faint of heart, nor the fuzzy of eye.   :banghead:

Knowing zilch about Lepidoptera :icon_eek: My guess would be Elada Checkerspot

By golly, you may be right, Badknees!  Good eyes. I checked my photo against a couple on Greg Lasley's website and they look awfully similar. Some differ, but several are almost identical (see attached photo from Greg's website). Don't know if the variances are just differences in gender, but I'm going to call this one settled for now unless somebody more knowledgeable says otherwise. Thanks!  Now I can go enjoy Father's Day.
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Offline kpkennedy

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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2017, 09:59:49 PM »
Red-tailed Hawk near Ernst Tinaja and Rattlesnake at Mariscal Mine taken New Year's day 2017

 


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