The Southern Dogface Sulpher is easy to ID.. The black spot on its wing as well as the pink color. Its such a unquie butterfly in the sulpher family.
They can be seen all year around… and oh my goodness, I didn’t see that grasshopper to the right of the butterfly.
Sometimes, actually more times then I would want to admit, when you are so focused photographing one subject you tend to forget to look around. It is super cool to find these suprises!
A short photo hike at Big Pine Tract with an incredible find.
Green Lynx Spiderlings
Each egg sac contains hundreds of spiderlings and well defended by their mother.
Mating season in July, eggs are laid in September, hatching and dispersal between November and early January, and growth from January to June.
After going through their instar stages (life stages| molting egg, postembryo..etc), these spiderlings have a long way to go for such a short amount of life, just one year.
What a beautiful little butterfly, with a speculator underwing design.
Called many names; American Painted Lady, Painted Beauty, this butterfly’s larvae creates nests atop their host plants. (See link below)
At the Big Pine Tract, part of Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area, I was able to count at least five on one trail… and that was just enough for me to capture some photos.