Jul 26, 2008
I followed this butterfly around my cousin's yard trying to get a good picture of it. While this is not the greatest shot (I would have liked a more close up shot), it is still a nice image. I love how the butterfly stands out among all of the greenery around it. So, I decided to be resourceful and try to identify the butterfly myself. Brain stimulation overload - there are way more butterflies than I thought, not to count all of the moths. So as I was looking I thought I found it but thought hey I should double check some of the others to see if I might be missing something. Remember to write down what you think it might be before you do this. By the time I concluded I was right, ummm... well I forgot what I thought it was in the first place. So... off I went trying to narrow the choices down again. This time remembering to write down the ones that were contenders. So I think I have it figured out a Gray Comma Butterfly. The only other possible one that I thought it might be was a Compton Tortoiseshell Butterfly but it is missing the white spots. I am 99.9% sure that it is definitely a Gray Comma butterfly. I could not find a single image of a moth that looked remotely like this particular one. I do have to say that there are some really beautiful moths out there though. And some of the ones that are butterflies, I would have mistaken for moths. Anyhow that is another issue. If I have identified this butterfly wrong please don't hesitate to let me know. I am trying to be accurate. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.
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