A beautiful Baltimore Checkerspot, Euphydryas phaeton, in a Michigan fen.
This will be a magnificent weekend to look for butterflies, at least in Ohio. It's supposed to be bright and sunny with warm temps, which means perfect conditions for these fair-weather insects.
Coral Hairstreak, Satyrium titus, on the aptly named Butterfly-weed, Asclepias tuberosa. I'll be in one the best places around for butterflies this weekend, and will certainly be on the watch. I find these creatures endlessly fascinating, and irresistable photographic subjects. I hope to return from this mission with some nice shots.
One never knows what they might find. The trick is to get out of doors, and learn a bit about what's around.
I'll be hoping for some nice finds this weekend. A Diana Fritillary or Great Purple Hairstreak would totally rock!