Re: Flutterby Butterfly!I am a total numpty on recognising butterflies, but we had one come in the house the other night and it was a very dark blue - almost black. I thought it was a month, but OH said no, def a butterfly.
Re: Flutterby Butterfly!The decrease of butterflies here in Washington is noticeable; I was a collector in my early days and have not seen probably 90% of formerly common species. This year all I've seen are Cabbage Whites, Tiger Swallowtails, Monarchs and Spotted Skippers. We have some species in common: the Peacock, Red Admiral and Painted Lady, also the Mourning Cloak ... think you call that the Camberwell Beauty?
Re: Flutterby Butterfly!I'm sure cats stay still longer than butterflies!
Re: Flutterby Butterfly!We have had any amount of Painted Ladies this year, plus cabbage whites, Red Admiral and Peacock. I'm going to take more notice of whats around tomorrow.
Re: Flutterby Butterfly!Nippy we have hummingbird hawk moths here too; they are amazing, aren't they? Angie, only time I've ever seen Mourning Cloaks was in the nearby woods; definitely a woodland butterfly. And they hibernate over Winter and are sometimes seen during a warm spell like the January thaw. Kind of eerie but nice seeing a butterfly in the dead of Winter!