Category Archives: Painted Lady

Yellow Zinnias And Painted Lady Butterflies

Zinnias must be full of nectar.  It’s become the most popular plant in our backyard.  It also appears to be the preferred location for the Painted Lady Butterflies.  I did see another Monarch today and the Painted Lady chased it away.  

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Butterflies Love Zinnias!

We’re finally cooling down here in Houston (thank goodness).  I think our plants like it as well, especially the Zinnias.  They are really blooming right now, and it turn that has attracted Butterflies. I saw a few Painted Lady Butterflies today, and they were all focusing on the Zinnias. These Butterflies are not easy to […]

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Butterflies Found At Country Inn And Cottages

Since Wildseed Farms was suffering the effects of the Texas drought, I was unable to take any pictures of Butterflies feeding on their wildflowers.  That didn’t stop me from looking around Country Inn And Cottages (where Leecy and I went for vacation). One day while Leecy and I were investigating the property looking for Deer […]

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Painted Lady Butterflies Love Butterfly Bush

Painted Lady Butterflies are always a challenge for me to photograph.  They rarely sit still for long. The Butterfly Bush had some appeal where we actually had two different Painted Ladies.  One particular Butterfly positioned itself in a perfect position against the blue sky.

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Butterflies Dropping Out Of The Sky

Poor Butterflies.  Today was a beautiful day, but it was a little chilly for Butterflies.  I literally saw two Monarchs drop out of the sky.  These poor Butterflies were doing all they could to warm up in the sun, but the high was only 68 degrees.  They’d be flying around, then that cold North wind […]

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Monarch Butterflies Hatch On Space Station!

Now this is exciting news!  I posted a couple of weeks back on how Painted Lady and Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars were sent aboard the space shuttle.  The Painted Lady Butterflies hatched from their Chrysalises a couple of weeks ago, and now it’s been reported that a Monarch emerged from its Chrysalises as well.  According to […]

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Butterflies In Outer Space?

Just a couple pieces of interesting news that I don’t think I have posted before. Did you know Butterflies live on the Space Station?  Well they don’t yet, but they will (hopefully).  On the Shuttle that launched on Monday, November 16, 2009, they took two types of Butterfly Caterpillars to be dropped off at the […]

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What A Lady!

I haven’t seen too many Painted Lady Butterflies in our backyard, but that is starting to change.  The last two days there have been American Painted Lady Butterflies landing on our Coneflowers. This particular Butterfly is an American Painted Lady Butterfly.  They are NOT easy to photograph.  Compared to the casual flying Monarch, these suckers […]

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Life Of A Pimp

Remember Alvin, the first of Timothia’s offspring who hatched yesterday (May 22)?  Today he had a brother who was born, and whereas Alvin couldn’t seem to care less about another Butterfly, his brother, Brutus, is an all out Pimp! First came this Painted Lady Butterfly trying to impress Brutus Shortly after the Painted Lady Butterfly […]

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