Stowaway

christie_sw_mo(Z6)October 29, 2012

I spotted this butterfly clinging to the side of a cabinet in my laundry room a couple weeks ago after the weather had started cooling off. Its wings were closed and I didn't recognize what it was at first.

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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

I thought it was something unusual so I went running for a container to catch it in, then came back, and when it opened its wings I was surprised. Just a Buckeye. I didn't realize their wings have a more rusty orange color in the fall so it fooled me.
Here it is with its wings open. Its easy to recognize this way.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 7:57AM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

What beautiful pictures, Christie!

Their undersides are indeed of varying colors -

Sherry

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 3:01PM
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