A Rare Sight – A Patterned Butterfly

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The yellow flowers were all waving “Good Morning” to me, so I raced out to photograph them at their loveliest. We have some white, some black, and some yellow butterflies – not many, really – but seldom do we see a patterned one. This one flew into the viewfinder, so I snapped him up!

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9 Responses to A Rare Sight – A Patterned Butterfly

  1. What a beauty. So nice to see 🙂

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  2. Dale says:

    That one I know. It’s a female Monarch, and is probably on it’s way to central Mexico for the winter. The male has larger black areas on the wing tips with white spots in the black.

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    • judilyn says:

      I thought it might be a Monarch, but was too lazy to look it up. Also, I thought they always traveled in big groups/flocks – what does one call a big bunch of butterflies anyway? Maybe she just stopped to smell the flowers and got left behind.

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  3. Dale says:

    Oops. I just learned that Monarchs west of the Rockies hibernate in Pacific Grove, CA, or in-place if in Southern CA or other places that stay warm year around. I do remember them in Pacific Grove, since it was very close to our home in Scotts Valley.

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  4. Craig Sheumaker says:

    Nice snap!!

    Craig Sheumaker 916-601-5007

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  5. Bev says:

    I think that’s a Queen butterfly, not a Monarch.

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