Sunday, August 25, 2013

Butterflies and Caterpillars

Horn Pond Mountain in Woburn was my morning destination.  It was pretty quiet butterfly-wise, but a good aerobic hike on a beautiful sunny day.

Mourning Cloak

Eastern-Tailed Blue

American Copper

Summer Azure

Sam Jaffe's caterpillar lab at Tower Hill Botanic Garden was my afternoon destination.  I've been wanting to see his lab all summer, and finally this one worked with my schedule.

Spicebush Swallowtail (my favorite!)

Spicebush Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly

I don't have any moth photos to show what the following caterpillars turn into....and they are all found in New England.  I have some work to do in this category!

Polyphemus Moth

Imperial Moth

Cecropia Moth

Luna Moth

Hickory Horned Devil

Four-Horned Sphinx


  1. What a good selection of butterflies you have seen. We are doing well here for butterflies just now. The best I have seen in many years.
    Amazing caterpillars, too.

    1. Are you posting photos of your butterflies? Glad it's a good year! I don't think this year is as good as last year was for us here.