If you’ve been reading, you know I have lots of books on Butterflies but sometimes books don’t provide all the answers. Look at the next three pictures and see if you can identify what type of Butterfly these might be as I have no idea.
First up, some type of Butterfly on our Fennel. Here’s what I’m thinking. It’s a rather dull colored Butterfly, that has me leaning towards some type of Skipper. However, this Butterfly was bigger than most Skippers. It also flew considerably slower than most Skippers I have seen. I also thought it might be some type of Crescent, but I couldn’t find any pictures that matched this Butterfly.
So, what are your guesses for this Butterfly?
Next up, some type of Swallowtail perhaps? It kinda looks like a Giant Swallowtail to me, but it doesn’t seem to have all the necessary markings. I thought Giant Swallowtails have another line of yellow across their back and this one does not. It’s also missing the two “tails” of most Swallowtails.