Wordless Wednesday–On the Wing in the Dordogne

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European Peacock Butterfly (Agais io)

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Small Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae)

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Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Macroglossum stellatarum)

18 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday–On the Wing in the Dordogne

    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Susie–This is the one and only peacock butterfly I have seen. I was really excited to come across it and have the chance to get a photograph. Interestingly, the small cabbage white, which is so common here, is a European native that was accidentally introduced to North America.

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  1. Carolyn Jones

    Good morning, I first opened this on my iPad, the came to my big computer! What a beautiful post!! Wish I could have gone with you to the south of France to see all the beautiful sites!

    Carolyn >

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    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Chloris–That’s the news I’m hearing from everyone. I was in Asheville, North Carolina, yesterday to interview a native plant gardener, and she hasn’t seen a single Monarch butterfly this year…and very few of any species of Lepidoptera.

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    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Rickii–Ha! This Peacock was one busy butterfly. The image here is the only one close to focus and not nearly as sharp as it should be. I couldn’t resist posting it, though, because the species is so striking.

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