Butterflies in SW Idaho

 
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Butterflies in SW Idaho

Raifu
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I posted the following on our old forum on 18 Jun 2019:

This year, I've been seeing a lot of what I think are painted lady butterflies.

When I was a child, I used to see what appeared to be common leopard butterflies fairly often, but I don't recall seeing any in recent years.

I saw monarch butterflies on rare occasions, as a child, but more commonly, I would see butterflies that looked similar to monarchs. (They weren't common either, though.)

I've also seen kinds I haven't identified, yet, with white wings, pastel yellow wings, and such. I may or may not have seen them in recent years.

Anyway, I've decided I should learn more butterfly names, of those I see locally. It's nice to know what they are. I spent most of my life just knowing what monarch butterflies are. Why not learn more? I mean, the common ones, too?

Hopefully I can snag some pictures of the local butterflies.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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Now I see a post very similar to mine from 2015 on the Organic Gardening Community! Awesome. I'm not the only one who wants to learn more than one butterfly name.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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Raifu
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Here's a butterfly or maybe a skipper that I found today. I found one or two other kinds, too, but they weren't there after I got my camera. They might have been skippers, too.




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Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
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