Saturday, June 20, 2015

Eastern Tailed-Blue

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #79 and Andy's Weekend Butterfly #02.

Here is an Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly. The tails are small, but you can see them if you click for the larger pic.

This is an Orange Sulphur, Colias eurytheme:

I think this is the American Bumble Bee, Bombus pennsylvanicus. But there are a couple of other possibilities. Female bumble bees have pollen baskets like this one, while carpenter bees do not. (There is plenty more information about bumble bees at that link!)


Mouse over pics for captions, and click them for larger versions.
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32 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Good Morning, beautiful butterflies. I like the Eastern tailed blue! Great capture of the bee. Pollinators are welcome. Great post and images. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful blue!!!

Andy said...

I don't see many Eastern tailed blues in my area, or least they may hide from me ;)
Thanks for the link-up.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Oh how wonderful ~ these are all of my favorite little critters. Love the butterfly shots.
And your joke was funny! Have a great day!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Lovely shots!

Giga said...

I love these butterflies, although they are small. Second insect also like to watch in my garden. Regards.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful! I love both the butterflies and the bees.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love these and the butterfly meme is showing me a lot of beauty today and also a lot about how woefully ignorant I am about these beautiful creatures. I need a guidebook!

Cloudia said...

Wonderful friends!




ALOHA
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Gayle said...

Very nice - such beauty.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Fabulous shots - love the larger view of the photos. I'd love to see the blue butterfly in person.

Hannah said...

I love the iridescent blue color of the butterfly wings, so special! I get similar black bumblebees but also yellow fuzzy ones.

Karen S. said...

I especially like that shade of blue in the first photo, they are all very pretty! I actually tried shooting a lovely Monarch last week, and for the life of me I couldn't catch him! It's like he just disappeared into thin air.

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful butterflies and bees. They are not easy to capture, they are always fluttering here and there!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the butterflies and bees.
My favorite tit is the first picture.
Best regards, Irma

Lea said...

Pretty butterflies and great bee photos!

Marie C said...

Wow...really beautiful captures!

Debbie said...

oohhhhh they are beautiful and such a challenge to photograph. enjoy your sunday!!!!

Jim H. said...

Lovely blue. Delicate. Unusual.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful butterflies.

Bob Bushell said...

They are beautiful, all of them.

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful butterflies and bumble bees, great captures, love them all!

carol l mckenna said...

magnificent and beautiful macro shots! So Creative!

Happy Week to you!
artmusedog and carol

Gilly said...

The Blue is very like our Blues, but I am going to have to look up Bumble bees!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It is 'tailed' isn't it?! What a hoot.

Phyllis Oller said...

All are beautiful shots, but the blue butterfly is my fav, such a pretty color! we don`t have those, I don`t believe ,here in Pa. ,phyllis

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Glorious gifts of nature. The blue is so pretty tho...it'd have to be a favorite for me today.

AlexaT said...

The blue one is so lovely and all the aspects in pictures are amazing! Thank you for sharing them with us!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The blue butterfly looks like something an artist would paint! Beautiful!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I love the color on the Eastern bluetail... it's so subtle. Really lovely.

NatureFootstep said...

I love the image of the orange sulphur. We rarely see them in Sweden.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love all your sweet little critters, but especially that blue one ... Gorgeous!