Sunday, September 23, 2007

Evening Monarchs?

The sun was setting.



I thought the Monarchs looked different.
Mon@rch let me know these are not
Monarchs,
messengers of Autumn.
These are Viceroy Butterflies.
Thank you, Tom, for letting me know.
I am so pleased to have the Viceroy.
I am so pleased to learn.

15 comments:

mon@rch said...

these are wonderful shots of the butterfly Viceroy!! A mimic butterfly of the monarch!

Q said...

Dear Mon@rch!
Thank you!!!
I thought it looked different!!
It was so late and when I downloaded I thought what a strange looking Monarch.
It is the first time a Viceroy has been in my yard! Wow!
Thanks again,
Sherry

Jayne said...

Viceroys! Well now, learn something new every day. Beautiful creatures!

Deb said...

Viceroys - how gorgeous!

Mary said...

Maybe I've been seeing Viceroys instead of Monarchs...Hmmmm.

PAT said...

Hi Sherry...I didn't know what they are, I just know they are beautiful!

Loved the apple photos! They simply say fall. We're to have cooler temps, later this week. Hope it puts me in a good fall mood!

Pat

Q said...

Hi Jayne,
When I first posted I named the butterflies "Monarchs". Tom was so kind to let me know these are Viceroys. I quickly edited the post.
I had seen Viceroys last Summer when I went to the Prairie Wetland Center to get Paw-paw bushes. Last night tho I was confused. Thank goodness Tom let me know!
Another butterfly for my September book!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Deb,
They are really lovely! Smaller than the Monarch but just as brilliant.
They fooled me. Bet they fool the birds too. Good mimics.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I want to do a post of Viceroy and Monarch just so we can tell them apart easily. I have lots of Monarch photos. Maybe a butterfly id blog would be a good idea. I could use it for my id work too.
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Pat,
Apples and Monarchs are so Autumnish. Now I will add "Viceroy" to the list of Autumn motifs.
Cooler temps and sweaters are also Autumn. Let us hope soon!
Sherry

Karen Owen said...

Every time I visit your blog, I leave inspired. Thank you!

Karen

mon@rch said...

no worries and glad to have helped!

Q said...

Dear Karen,
Thank you. I am always learning. I like that. I like the way everyone in this community helps each other out.
We laugh and sometimes cry together. We always keep learning.
Sherry

Q said...

Hi Tom,
Thanks again!
Sherry

Sprite said...

*****

Beautiful photos. I would love to see the difference between the two.

*sprite