Butterflies and Bumblebees

Sometimes you can’t photograph flowers without photographing insects. Last week at Belmont I found a huge stand of Canada thistle (I think), covered in butterflies and bumblebees.

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clouded sulphur
Colias philodice
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great spangled fritillary
Speyeria cybele

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cabbage white
Pieris rapae

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red-spotted purple (I think) on white clover
Limenitis arthemis

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bumblebee on indianhemp
family Apidae

 

 

and this, too:
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European mantis (I think)
Mantis religiosa

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