Gov Island Wildlife

A small assortment of wildlife on Governors Island. Do you see the spider? I didn’t see it until I opened the image at home. Bugguide.net helped me with some of the identifications.

Richmondtown Insects

It was a grand day for insects at Staten Island.

Artful Butterflies

A composite of butterflies photographed in the Butterfly Meadow, Central Park, and edited in Corel Painter and Photoshop.

Clouded Sulphurs (Colius philodice) and Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on a Butterfly Bush (Buddleja), Central Park 7/27/2019

Gulf Fritillary

I didn’t know it at first but soon found out from other lepidoptera enthusiasts that the Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae incarnata) is a rare visitor to New York City. It is called the gulf Fritillary because it has been seen far out over the Gulf of Mexico. This one has been hanging out in the Conservatory Garden in Central Park for a few days. Its host plant is the Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata). A life butterfly for me.