Wow have I been getting lots of activity at the sedum these last few weeks. This is just plain ole Autumn Joy sedum - a few different varieties but nothing fancy. I didn't even attempt to get all the different kinds of bees and beetles that were also nectaring.
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An eastern tailed blue, showing a little of the blue topwing ....
A spring azure , I think!
One of my favorites, a gray hairstreak - top and bottom views
A new butterfly for me, a White-M hairstreak
There were many skippers - somehow I missed getting pictures of the silver spotted skippers and there were a few others that I have yet learned to identify
A checkered skipper
A pecks skipper, I think!
The ever present pearl crescents
These sulphurs are very numerous but I have yet to verify their id .... is this an alfalfa?
I have thoroughly enjoyed the numerous buckeyes that I have had this year but they do seem to be decreasing in numbers. One of the last ones ...
A beautiful American painted lady
A few of the "big guys" stopped by - a red spotted purple ....
And an easter tiger swallowtail (who seems to have some sort of growth on it's body and legs)
And not a butterfly but a ailanthus webworm moth that glistened in the sunlight.
Thats it for now, hope you enjoyed!