Montana Outdoors

August 6, 2017

In living color

Filed under: Butterflies — Tags: , — montucky @ 2:22 pm

Sumrise Skipper

Sunrise Skipper ~ Adopaeoides prittwitzi ?

July 23, 2017

Orange & Purple

Clustered Thistle & visitor

Clustered Thistle & visitor ~ Cirsium brevistylum

August 14, 2016

Pretty little visitor ~ August

Filed under: Butterflies — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 9:31 am

This pretty little creature found a sanctuary during the night from the wildfire smoke that now fills the skies of western Montana.

Bedstraw hawkmoth

Bedstraw hawkmoth ~ Hyles gallii

July 23, 2013

…and the livin’ is easy…

Filed under: Butterflies, Summer — Tags: , — montucky @ 2:09 pm

Butterflies and thistle

June 26, 2013

Sometimes they’re easy, sometimes they’re hard…

Filed under: Butterflies, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:03 pm

The easy photo is of a Cabbage White Butterfly who was visiting a Delphinium in our flower garden at home.

Cabbage White butterfly on Delphinium

The hard photo is this one of some unusual pink Penstemons, the only satisfactory result of an exhausting hike into the high country in search of an old trail leading to Marmot Peak from the Fishtrap area.

Pink Penstemon

June 17, 2013

Butterfly and moth

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot, Euphydryas chalcedona anicia

Ceanothus silkmoth

Ceanothus silkmoth, Hyalophora euryalus

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