Saturday, September 17, 2011

Camera Critter Saturday









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The Viceroys I thought were Monarchs :). 

Now I am not sure can someone tell me for sure???  :)))

33 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous color and light!

eileeninmd said...

They are beautiful butterflies. I have probably id them wrong before too. Gorgeous photos!

MyLittleMe said...

They are beautiful and very similar!

Carletta said...

Stunning images!
Love the light filtering through the wings.
Carletta@Round The Bend

Gretchen said...

All of these shots are gorgeous!! =)

Sunray Gardens said...

Beautiful photos you captured.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Jill said...

So lovely!

Cheryl said...

Awesome shots! Now I've got to go find out what the difference is between the Viceroys and Monarchs.

Icy BC said...

Glorious photos of this beautiful butterfly!

Sharon said...

Beautiful butterflies and flowers!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful macro photos.

Regards and best wishes

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I thought they were the same and looked it up...Here's what I found:

Both butterflies have forewings and hindwings. The hindwings (the lower set of wings) of a monarch butterfly have stripes extending down from the top of the wings. A viceroy butterfly has similar stripes extending down the hindwings, except the viceroy's hindwings also have a horizontal black stripe going across each hindwing. This horizontal stripe is the most significant difference between viceroys and monarchs.

I just learned something! :-)) I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Out on the prairie said...

You have monarchs. If you look at the last line parallel to the body there is an enlarged spot on the line that is a male scent gland.Viceroys are smaller and have a extra divison perpendicular to the body on each wing.Lots of groups are tagging them, I have been out 3 times.Migration should start up in the next few weeks.

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely shots

Emzkie said...

beautiful! my fave is the last one! thanks for sharing! mine is up here My Photo Meme Blog

Jane said...

Stunning!

Ruta said...

Stunningly beautiful!

chubskulit said...

Absolutely beautiful photos!

My critter post, have a wonderful weekend!

Sally said...

Wow, what perfectly clear photos. So beautiful!

Linda Jane Makiej said...

So very beautiful!!! :)

edenhills said...

Doesn't matter what they are. The shots are wonderful! Nice to see another Iowa blogger!

Teresa

Barb said...

Wow! magnificent!

ladyfi said...

Those wings look like stained glass windows! So lovely.

Rosemary said...

Stunningly beautiful pics.

Ewa said...

great, great photos, you know how to take beautiful shots!

John S. Mead said...

Beautiful shots.. looks like we both were in butterfly mode this week! My quick way to tell them apart -- the black lines on the viceroys are thicker than those on monarchs -- especially on the margins of the wings.

Judy said...

I thought they were Monarchs, too, when I was looking at them! I am learning so much, reading other blogs!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

So did I. Beautiful pics.

RichH Photography said...

Definitely male Monarchs. Out on the Praire has done a great job describing the differences.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Oh, how lovely! Excellent photography!

sheri said...

Just down right gorgeous photos, Jen ! So nice to view your gallery ! How did you acquire so many followers ? Have you been on FB for a long while ?

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous shots! I've always had trouble telling them apart too.

Kathy said...

I don't have a clue how to tell them apart. Nice shots.