Category Archives: butterfly

DESERT BEES AND MORMON METALMARKS

Tiny butterflies (wingspan: around an inch) have been hanging out, with bees, on a desert broom bush in our yard. iNaturalist folk are saying they’re Mormon Metalmark (Apodemia mormo). Never seen these guys here before. Really beautiful. (Note the bee … Continue reading

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ANYTHING FOR THE MONARCHS

Behold! Rush Milkweed¬†(Asclepias subulata; verified on iNaturalist), uncultivated, growing in our ‘yard’ near the house, fed by greywater. In this region, this variety of milkweed is of prime benefit to the stupendously gorgeous Western Monarch butterfly; monarch caterpillars can only … Continue reading

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