Category Archives: Insects and Spiders

Dragonflies On Twigs

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Face Full Of Pollen

Photograph of a bumble bee pollinating yellow flowers


Pink Cattleheart, I

Photograph of a Pink Cattle Heart butterfly

The Pink Cattleheart is a large, black butterfly with striking red, pink and white markings.


Little Brown Butterfly, I

Photograph of a small, brown butterfly

I haven’t been able to identify this butterfly.  It was at the Butterflies LIVE exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden so it may not be native to the United States.  If anybody knows the species I’d appreciate a comment.


Common Morpho, I

Photograph of a Common Morpho butterfly resting on a leaf

This Common Morpho was kind enough to sit still while I photographed it head-on.  It’s a large butterfly with brilliant blue on the upperside of its wings and brown with black and yellow eyespots on the undersides.


Tiger Longwing On Coneflower

Photograph of a Tiger Longwing butterfly

I recently visited the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.  This photo of a Tiger Longwing on a red coneflower was one of my favorite shots from the trip.  If you’re in the Richmond area Lewis Ginter is definitely worth a visit.


Red and Blue Damselflies

photograph of a red damselfly and a blue damselfly on a rock in the Rappahannock River in Virginia

The damselflies on the Rappahannock River come in a wide variety of colors.  I thought this red one was particularly colorful.