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Friday, August 5, 2011

A Pine White Butterfly visits my garden on the Mendocino Coast

A lovely white butterfly with black/dark brown markings was feeding on the blossoms of a succulent. I found the ID on Art Shapiro's Butterfly Site - - a wonderful place to look at all the many butterflies that grace us with their presence.

The butterfly in my garden was a Pine White, Neophasia menapia. As their name implies, these beauties visit Pine trees, laying their eggs on pine needles. Welcome to my garden, Pine White!


Ms. André Herself said...

Jeanne, I've never seen one of these before. They're beautiful!

Jeanne Jackson said...

Thanks, Carolyn. I thought so too! Getting the beauty to pose for a photo was a little tough but I finally got one. I love butterflies!