Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Butterfly on Coneflower


I was taking some photos of a few new flowers in my garden yesterday, when this butterfly caught my eye. It was checking out the Coneflowers and I got the chance at just one shot.....before it quickly fluttered away again.



I am not sure what type this is....but it's not one I see often here. Can anyone identify it for me?

Coneflowers are always a favorite of the butterflies.....and me. :-)
I love the fact that they come into bloom just about the time when I am hauling cartloads of spent flowers out of the garden!

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12 comments:

Madame Meow said...

So very pretty! I am tempted to say it's a type of fritillary, but I am not 100% sure.

gardenpath said...

It is pretty, but I am not sure, either. The markings look right for a fritillary, but it is not one I know.

Kylee said...

Connie, what a great picture! I don't know what kind of butterfly that is, but it's really pretty!

Me said...

No clue but I do agree about how nice it is to have something blooming when one is trying to clean out all the stuff that is done. :)

Marie said...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful butterfly on a beautiful flower!

Have a nice weekend :)

SusiesQs said...

I'm not 100% sure but looks like a Hydaspe Fritillary to me. Great pictures! :)

Susie

Layanee said...

I don't know the butterflies but isn't it amazing how fast they move? Love your new cottage look.

Garden Lily said...

I love the coneflowers, too, and was happy to snap some shots recently of a tiger swallowtail on mine. Nice shot, and the brevity of the visit makes the photo all the sweeter, doesn't it?

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Nathan's Garden said...

You take some lovely photos. This one is stunning. A beautiful creature on a gorgeous plant.

Krista said...

You catch the most amazing things with your camera...absolutely beautiful!

chelle said...

don't you think it's time for a: new post please!!!!!!!!!!