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Long Legged Anabrus
From the long spike on his tail, I thought this was a invasive katydid like a Drumming Katydid. I was correct on the Katydid, but wrong on the species and story. This thing is native.
Tags: insect
Species: Anabrus longipes (Long-legged Anabrus)

John Harvey Photo > Long Legged Anabrus

European Skipper
European Skipper - Invasive Species here.
Tags: dorsal, insect
Species: Thymelicus lineola (European Skipper)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Shuswap Camping > European Skipper

Red-veined Meadowhawkff On Grass
Identification came via iNaturalist.
Tags: grass, insect
Species: Sympetrum madidum (Red-veined Meadowhawk)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Shuswap Camping > Red-veined Meadowhawkff On Grass

Cabbage Whites Mating On Seed Head
Not moths - their antenna aren't feathery. This is a male and female mating. Cabbage White's are an invasive (and very plentiful) species.
Species: Pieris rapae (Cabbage White)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Shuswap Camping > Cabbage Whites Mating On Seed Head

Immature Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
This is the first time I've seen a difference between mature and immature dragonflies. The Immature ones are orange, mature are red.
Tags: insect
Species: Sympetrum obtrusum (White-faced Meadowhawk)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Shuswap Camping > Immature Cherry-faced Meadowhawk

Mormon Fritillary On Alfalfa
Fritillary are interesting - you can distinguish them by their wing pattern, but the patterns are quite similar.
Tags: dorsal, insect
Species: Speyeria mormonia (Mormon Fritillary)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Shuswap Camping > Mormon Fritillary On Alfalfa

Knapweed Root Weevil
Introduced Species from Europe. This little guy eats pretty much only knapweed so they were released. We found this guy on a cement barrier.
Tags: insect
Species: Cyphocleonus achates (knapweed root weevil)

John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Spences Bridge > Knapweed Root Weevil

Common Wood Nymph Hiding In Grass
This little guy kept moving - this was pretty much the best I got.
Tags: insect
Species: Cercyonis pegala (Common Wood-Nymph)

John Harvey Photo > John's Overnight Page > Spences Bridge > Common Wood Nymph Hiding In Grass

Painted Lady In Gravel
Painted Lady In Gravel
Species: Vanessa cardui (painted lady)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2019 > Painted Lady In Gravel

White Dragontail On Bidens Alba
White Dragontail On Bidens Alba
Species: Lamproptera curius (White Dragontail)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 13 > White Dragontail On Bidens Alba

Tailed Jay On Milkweed
This example has seen some wear on it's wings. This species almost never stopped moving.
Species: Graphium agamemnon (Tailed Jay)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 13 > Tailed Jay On Milkweed

Plain Tiger On Vervain
Plain Tiger On Vervain
Species: Danaus chrysippus (plain tiger)

John Harvey Photo > Trips out of the Country > Hong Kong 13 > Plain Tiger On Vervain

Western Tiger Swallowtail Drinking
I was shocked to see this butterfly stop and sit. It was pretty early in the morning and there weren't a lot of flowers around, but I was really surprised by my luck.
Species: Papilio rutulus (Western Tiger Swallowtail)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Lillooet > Western Tiger Swallowtail Drinking

Anise Swallowtail On Walkway
There were two of these Swallowtail and the painted lady at the top of the mountain and they were strongly interacting.
Species: Papilio zelicaon (Anise Swallowtail)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2015 > Anise Swallowtail On Walkway

Painted Lady On Rock
This butterfly very rarely stopped moving.
Species: Vanessa cardui (painted lady)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > July 2015 > Painted Lady On Rock

Butterfly On Log
Butterfly On Log
Species: Lycaena mariposa (Mariposa Copper)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > August 2018 > Butterfly On Log

Paddle Tailed Darner
Paddle Tailed Darner
Species: Aeshna palmata (Paddle-tailed Darner)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > August 2020 > Paddle Tailed Darner

Well Worn Purplish Copper
At the time I figured it was probably a European Skipper. I'm learning there are more butterflies that share the general size of skippers.
Tags: insect
Species: Lycaena helloides (Purplish Copper)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Prince Rupert Road Trip > Farwell Canyon > Well Worn Purplish Copper

Satyr Comma Dorsal
Satyr Comma Dorsal
Tags: dorsal, insect
Species: Polygonia satyrus (satyr anglewing)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Manning 3 > Satyr Comma Dorsal

Satyr Comma Ventral
It's funny that when folded up, the wings are quite camouflaged.
Species: Polygonia satyrus (satyr anglewing)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2021 to 2005 > Manning 3 > Satyr Comma Ventral

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