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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 - http://butterfly.ucdavis.edu/ - 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!

2 comments:

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!