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By ngamThis big moth spent a rainy night in the garage.
By ngamLarge moth back in the garden.
By ehartlaubMonarch butterfly on a cup plant in the garden.
By ehartlaubMonarch larvae eating our fennel.
By marilusLantana Bush with visiting butterfly
By marilusHawk Moth (hummingbird moth) at Lantana Bush
By tillerratGarden visitor.
By shihtzumomBeautiful moth
By shihtzumomThe beauty of a butterfly
By Shers101This butterfly was so beautiful. I couldn't take enough pictures of it.
By Shers101I love the colors of this shot, and the second butterfly in the background.
By fmlyof5A newly hatched Monarch spends time drying its wings
on 12 year old Great Dane, Zenas head
By VincymanI was lucky to catch this beautiful White Peacock butterfly at rest in focus.
By VincymanBanded Spinx moth not very camouflaged on my fence.
By XXXXX2Monarch caterpillar feeding on milkweed.
By goofballTexA butterfly on Texas thistle outside a ranch in west Texas
By goofballTexA butterfly on Texas thistle in Crockett County, Texas
By bobyrdMoths love lantana too!
By bobyrdLantana is one of the major attractions for butterflies in my garden!
By fmlyof5Yellow Swallowtail enjoys lunch on a Buddleia "Black Knight"
By flowAjenGray Hairstreak on Autumn Joy Sedum
By flowAjenPainted Lady on Autumn Joy Sedum
By VA_Wild_RoseDouble vision... two Tiger Swallowtails (one behind the other one) feeding in a meadow.
By VA_Wild_RoseTrying to blend in... A Postman Butterfly trying to match it's surroundings.
By Pats3Shy Moth Sept 2010
By Pats3Future Swallowtail - May 2010
By ducbuclnI enjoy watching my hummingbirds when they're collecting nectar from the Hollyhocks in my garden. This Swallowtail butterfly seemed to enjoy the blooms too.
By ducbuclnWhile photographing birds in my garden, I noticed this Swallowtail butterfly land on a dahlia bloom.
By jewoldsenMother Monarch should lecture her children on stripping the butterfly weed overnight.
By jewoldsenDid you ever wonder what happens to the Monarch caterpiller's skin when it molts? Now you know.
By IvoryBillThis butterfly landed on my Mom's finger. The camera strap was around her wrist, so I carefully took this picture. We were in Macaw Mountain Copan Honduras.
By mcash70Tiger Swallowtail on a Lilac bloom.
By mcash70Silvery Blue Butterfly.
By plantladylinGiant Swallowtail Butterfly perched on an Echinacea bloom.
By plantladylinLong-tailed Skipper, they love the Lantana blooms.
By grits74571Painted Lady on a purple Coneflower
By LaurieszyButterfly on hanging basket
By LaurieszyMonarch on Hydrangea
By DebinSCEastern Tiger Swallowtail on Lantana.
By DebinSCHairstreak on Veronica.
By robinfay1"Caterpiller Helping to Clean the Sawdust off my Tools", Los Gatos, California
By robinfay1Moth drawn to the lamp in the house. Los Gatos, California
By Roly0217Mangrove Buckeye
By Roly0217Atala Hairstreak
By momoftwo607One of our Monarch Butterflies that we watched grow and change.
By WaterCan2Black Swallowtail
By ridesredmuleCaught this butterfly at just the right time.
By momoftwo607Luna moth caterpillar
By luvsgrtdanesMonarch on Phlox
By beckygardenerQueen butterfly on a Moonflower bloom.
By beckygardenerWhite Peacock butterfly resting on a blooming Cassia tree.
By JulieQThe "eyes" have it.... A Buckeye butterfly on the Black-eyed Susans.
By Sheila_FWLast look before my hand raised Giant Swallowtail took flight!
By DayBloomerA beautiful Zebra Swallowtail on my butterfly bush in the backyard.
By DayBloomerA Luna Moth looking through the screen of the ice cream parlor.
By ecrane3Butterfly enjoying Buddleia asiatica
By NancySLAZAn interesting contrast of black and white in the Butterfly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.
By adinamitiOn the field.
By HorsebalmMay the Monarch butterfly live! Fist year of planting A. tuberosa in my garden.
By poisondartfrogCaterpillar circus
By FloridianA newly tagged and released Monarch nectaring on Goldenrod in preparation of the next leg of its migration to Mexico and Central America
By htopMexican Flame Vine, Orange Glow Vine (Senecio confusus) still blooming in November and the butterflies are enjoying the nectar as they migrate.
By Mrs_EdRegal Fritillary
By P_EdensThis Longwing Butterfly was photographed in July, 2010 at the Cockrell Butterfly Center in Houston, Texas.
By Mrs_EdGiant Swallowtail
By P_EdensThis soon-to-be Monarch Butterfly still in its chrysalis stage was photographed in July, 2009 in Missouri City, Texas.
By kudrickButterfly on Butterfly bush
By htopA female gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) visiting flowers on a Mexican milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) with the ventral spots glistening gold on the left and silver on the right.
By PNWMountainGirlThis little guy was attracted to the blue sweater.
By nsforagerMonarch Butterfly
By nsforagerMonarch in the woods
By ClanCampbellWild Aster and a Monarch butterfly on a country road in Iowa
By ClanCampbellThe Monarchs were feasting on the wildflowers before heading south for the winter.
By WaterCan2Tiger Swallowtail, backlit.
By AngryRedHeadCaterpillars on Sunflowers.
By AngryRedHeadCaterpillar on a Firecracker Plant.
By yarok Cynthia Vanessa cardui on bougainvillea, My garden, Kibbutz Nirim Israel
By yarokDanaus chrysippus on Rosemary
By CritEnjoying the nectar on tall orange zinnia
By CritGulf Fritterary on orange zinnia.
By kactonThis is a tiger swallowtail butterfly enjoying our butterfly bushes in New Jersey. We have 6 different butterfly bushes and spend summer afternoons butterfly watching.
By kactonA monarch butterfly enjoying our butterfly bushes in New Jersey. There were many other monarchs on this bush at the same time, however this butterfly just kept posing for us.
By DMgardenerTiger Swallotail on a purple Butterfly bush
By mygardensThe common name for this caterpillar is "Virginian Tiger Moth" or "Tiger Moth." It is frequently more tan or yellow and eats weeds or leafy plants.
By shiveBuckeye butterfly on Black Knight butterfly bush.
By KiyzersozeCute Caterpillar getting ready to become a beautiful butterfly.
By diggo1Polyphemus moth in my veggie sink.
By KiyzersozeFlorida butterfly flitting over my Vitex
By marblecreekA Monarch Butterfly finds sweet necter on a pink zinna
By marblecreekThis butterfly was found resting on the wet grass, probably getting a drink.
By adinamitiMorning nap.
By kellydzThe zinnias were a hit with the butterflies and hummingbirds this year.
By locakellyHornworms love more than just tomatoes! I disturbed this one munching my Cape Honeysuckle...
By UncleGreenthumbIn the "Wayne National Forest" summer of 2010
By UncleGreenthumbRed spotted Purple on Black Night butterfly bush. Taken in backyard late summer of 2010.
By Jimenez_GardenMy first Butterfly on my Butterfly bush
By mygardensA Danaus plexippus caterpillar beginning it's pupation on the leaf of a Butterfly weed. It will become a Monarch Butterfly.
By jmorthHummingbird Moth/nicotiana
By nanny_562 Black Swallowtail Butterflies
By nanny_56Eastern Swallowtail on the echinacea.
By henryr10Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
By drumlinThis is a very healthy Monarch Caterpillar enjoying it's stay on Butterfly Weed. Taken in my Mom's butterfly garden.
By drumlinThis is a close up of a Monarch Caterpillar feasting on Butterfly Weed. Taken in Mom's butterfly garden in Rhode Island.
By ButtoneerImperial Moth
By Pughbear7Close up Monarch caterpillar
By ViceroyQueen butterfly on Eupatorium.
By ViceroyGulf fritillary on Red Pentas
By HoneybeeNCJulia Butterflies
By Gecko111Saddleback Caterpillar in my yard
By Gecko111Screen moth
By evansonartMonarch and Purple Zinnia: This is one of my favorite photos that I took during the 2010 butterfly season. We raised and release monarchs and other butterflies during the summer. We also tag the monarchs.
By evansonartCommon Sulphur Butterfly and Zinnia Photo: This little sulphur is taking a deep drink of nectar. We got to raise one of these little guys from an egg for the first time in 2010.
By shiveEastern Tiger Swallowtail female and Monarch butterfly nectaring on a Royal Red butterfly bush.
By Sheila_FWPhoto I took at the moment a Monarch butterfly flips out of the chrysalis. It will hang and use stored fluids to expand it's wings, then allow them to harden. Just 10 days earlier it was a caterpillar!
By Baynanno1Privet Hawk Moth Caterpillar in a pose reminiscent of the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.
By busybeeA clerodendrun is a great butterfly magnet. They seem to love this flower.
By BlucileBlack Swallowtail that I raised inside on fennel and released after emerging from Chrysalis. Enjoying the Garden Phlox
By IRISI had placed a brown cardboard in the flowerbed for a background before this photo was taken, I believe it added nice depth to this photo.
By IRIScolor splash
By khabbabA common lime butterfly. Canon powershot 570IS
By khabbabA plain tiger butterfly. Canon powershot 570IS
By Audreypeaceful seagull
By Audreycabbage moth at winter window
By MeehlticketI found my fennel being eaten by these critters. The all disappeared in one night. I never found a cocoon or chrysalis. Aren't they an incredible color?
By localyokelA Gulf Frittary butterfly and a passionflower vine
By localyokelButterfly and butterfly weed
By attaway1I knew the little Hummingbird Moths were in this area but this is the first one I'd seen. I was surprised to see it out in the middle of the day but he hung around for quite awhile and I was able to snap several picture of it.
By LOBHSwallowtail butterfly.
By fatimeA Luna Moth on a wall. This poor moth looks so beat up, but still has a majestic air to it.
By fatimeSpicebush and Tiger Swallowtail butterflies congregating on a riverbank.
By nancy_vlI caught this beautiful Swallowtail Larva helpfully devouring a weed in my "shrub" garden.
By nancy_vlThis Garden visitor crawled onto the back of a deck chair to be better viewed - he was invisible in the garden.
By Bob_71Freshly emerged Monarch (Danaus plexippus) nectaring on Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa).
By Bob_71Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis).
By patoboyleOrange Tassel Flower and friend!
By jcoats123Just a beautiful picture
By patoboyleTassel Flowers, Monarchs and Saint Fiacre! Three of my favorite things!
Butterfly 'Great Arctic' sampling Coyote Mint. Photographed along a USFS road just north of Lassen Volcanic National Park (Northern California).
By ElphabaRing around the rosy -- Monarch cat on milkweed.
By ElphabaA bit of Button Bush is peeking through this Tiger Swallowtail's tattered tail.
By CouchHogsA Milbert's Tortoiseshell on my Black Knight Butterfly Bush
By tillerratThis guy showed up one day while we where working in the garden.
By plantfreak78Mr. Personality
By plantfreak78hairstreak on Hibiscus
By CajuninKySaw this pretty guy near my barn.
By CajuninKySpringtime visitor.
By Judy778Butterfly stop
By Judy778Butterfly in the sky
By CouchHogsThe underside of an Eastern Swallowtail at my Black Knight Butterfly Bush.
By hppyctsButterfly 'California Sister'. Photographed in Whiskeytown National Recreational Area (Northern California).
By WILLIEBOrange butterflies up at Deer Park, in the Olympic Mountains above Port Angles, Washington.Back to the contest main page.