Category Archives: Butterflies and moths

Late Fall 2014, Bugs, Birds and Herps in Howard County, Maryland

Fiery Skipper at the Elkhorn Garden Plots in Columbia on November 4th. Usually they are gone by now but there has not been a killing frost yet this fall.

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Late Last Gasp of Warmth… late October 2014 Birds and Bugs in Howard County, Maryland

One of three Fiery Skipper butterflies still at the Elkhorn Garden Plots in Columbia on the last warm day of October 28.  

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Even Later Butterflies in Howard County, October 2014

Gray Hairstreak at Patel Drive in Elkridge on October 9th.  The light orange abdomen indicates this one is a male. I am not usually able to get a picture of hairstreaks with their wings open like this.   A pretty … Continue reading

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More Late Howard County, Maryland Butterflies, 2014

An Orange Sulphur visits white aster flowers in Elkridge on October 4th. Monarchs are still flying south but not in as large numbers as a few days ago. This one was in Elkridge on September 30.         … Continue reading

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Late Maryland Butterflies, September, 2014

          One of the last swallowtails, this female Black also visited flowers at the Elkhorn Plots on September 5.  

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Late Summer Wildflowers in Howard County, Maryland

             

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Visiting Two Sites in the Triassic Basin: Upper Monocacy River valley in Maryland and Grant Conway State Forest in Virginia; August 19 and 20, 2014

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Small Butterflies, Fish, and Big Flies, Gateway Business Park, August 18, 2014

      This was a VERY large Robber Fly that looks like the Red-footed Cannibalfly, Promachus rufipes, at Gateway      

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Spring Flowers and Butterflies

          Virginia Bluebells and Sessile Trillium near Seneca on April 17        

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Hoyles Mill Conservation Park–visit to a diabase rock outcrop woods on August 17, 2014

     

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