Friday, June 19, 2009

look in your own backyard

I spotted this brush footed butterfly in a backyard flowerbeds this morning. I was fortunate to get a quick photo before it fluttered off. I was able to identify it using the Butterflies and Moths of North America website. I think it's a Pearl Crescent, but I could be wrong. Lots of butterflies look similar.

Some things I noticed: this insect has black and white striped antenna with orange-red tips; the body was actually furry looking and this is not a large insect, about 3/4 to 1 inch long in the body with maybe a 1 1/2 or 2 inch wingspan.

This was a quick piece in colored pencil.

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