Friday, May 18, 2012

What's That on My Mop?

My string mop was leaning up outside the house to dry (for about a week now!) and from the corner of my eye I noticed something moving.

 Sure enough, it was a butterfly, sunning its wings in the morning sun.

It took me many tries to get a good photo with is wings fully opened. Isn't it a beauty?
I looked it up and it might be a Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus ). Anyone out there know their butterfly i.d.? Help!***
***Thanks to John S. from Ottawa who dropped me a line and it seems that the little guy  is an Eastern Comma. To see a great site of difficult to identify butterflies, go here:
Thanks John!!


Addison Dewitt said...

It's the "Comma" butterfly, also known as "Polygonia c-album".

Do I win something?

Evlyn said...

Lucky thing you saw the movement on your mop. What a beautiful creature. Great photos.


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