8.06.2005

A Few Pics from Mr. Swamp, aka Camera Hog :)


The Monarch, Danaus plexippus...




...and the Viceroy, Limenitis archippus




Sebatia angularis




Luna moth, Actias luna

8 comments:

Jenn said...

Got a question for you.

I have a whiskey tup with a plastic liner on my patio, replete with a few marginals and parrot feather, home to a single fantail goldfish.

Last year I found a leapard frog on my lawn and invited him to the pond, where he stayed until winter.

This year, I have another froggy come to visit, but I haven't been able to find an ID for him.

He's (gender arbitrary) dark brown, nearly black, small - under two inches, with a white belly and a speckled throat sack. I have yet to see his legs, which would be helpful, I know.

I thought I would ask you, as you might know off the top of your head.

I am in SE Michigan, between the metropoli of Detroit and Lansing...

Any ideas would be appreciated!

swamp4me said...

Jenn, coloration in frog species can vary tremendously, so I can't really give you an ID based on your description. But, according to what I have read, you only have about 13 species to choose from in Michigan. Check out this link and see if you can find your frog.

If you determine an ID, let me know. I would interested in knowing what you have!

lené said...

Have you ever seen monarchs migrate? I lived on the Monterey Bay in California for a while but missed the migration. I've heard it's amazing.

Rurality said...

Love that last pic especially - it looks so like a face!

SquirrleyMojo said...

How do you tell the top two apart?

swamp4me said...

SQ, the Viceroy is smaller than the Monarch has a black band running across its hind wing. The band is lacking in the Monarch. They also fly differently. The Viceroy has a more shallow wing-beat than the Monarch.

swamp4me said...

lene, I have never had the opportunity to see monarchs migrating. I imagine it is a sight to see though.

SQ, that last comment should read "...smaller than the Monarch and has a black band..."
[Yes, it is true, I am compulsive and that missing word was making me crazy ;)]

username said...

What lovely pics!