Tuesday, August 8, 2006


This cute little moth kept landing on Maree's top.

7 comments:

...Kat said...

butterfly :-)

DJAthens said...

oop!

...Kat said...

I cannot give a definitive ID for you... from a field guide I have: "The Veined White may well consist of more than one biological species, but until more distinctions are made it will be considered one variable, circumpolar species."

the same field guide lists its range as in "cool temperate portions....In North America, Alaska to Labrador south to Arizona, Montana, Lake States, and New York. Absent from S Calif and entire Southeast."

and its habitat as "deciduous and coniferous woodlands....and in cool, moist places."


the Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies

...Kat said...

I am not saying it is a Veined White.

the photos in the field guide are too few and are inadequate

...Kat said...

check out the Pine White

http://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/58059240/

from the Audubon field guide listiing its range: "S British Columbia and Alberta south through mts and forests into S Calif N Arizona central New Mexico.....Absent from northwest coastal forests."

...Kat said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/pieridae/

DJAthens said...

Yeah, really looks like the Pine White. Range checks out, since we weren't on the coast. Thanks for the research!