While browsing Art Shapiro’s butterfly blog I encountered a new term – a “weedy” butterfly. Weedy organisms are those typically associated with habitats disturbed by human activities or dominated by non-native or invasive species. An example of a “weedy” butterfly … Continue reading
We always think of butterflies as delicate insects. But they are not the fragile and dainty creatures we imagine, but are much stronger and resilient than we believe. Butterflies are real survivors. Butterflies’ wings wear and their scales come off … Continue reading
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The mylitta crescent (Phyciodes mylitta) is a butterfly found in fields, meadows, along roadsides and fence rows and in vacant lots west of the Rocky Mountains. Closely allied to the checkerspots (see “Chalcedon Checkerspot Butterfly” 06-20-12) but smaller, mylitta crescents … Continue reading