Sunday, February 26, 2012

Western White

The western white is a butterfly that is found in western North America. The eastern edge of it's range extends above Lake Superior into eastern Canada, this includes northern Minnesota where I took this photograph.This is a female western, you can tell because of the more pronounced golden veining especially on the hindwing. Western white feed on a variety of flowers including milkweed and asters. The caterpillar feed on plants in the mustard family and overwinter in the pupae stage.

11 comments:

Teresa said...

Amazing clarity.

Jama said...

Simply gorgeous shot.

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful photos!

MM

KaHolly said...

What extraordinary images.

Birgitta said...

Wonderful capture!

Herding Cats said...

Superb!

Bird Aviary said...

Breath taking! That was indeed a very lovely capture.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Excellent photos ~ You always have great shots! ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) linked with Macro Mon

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful macro photos, especially I like the first one.

Regards and best wishes

nanny said...

Beautiful, beautiful.

Kala said...

Wonderful light, composition, and bokeh.

Happy MM