Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Too sweet



I said that bugs are attracted to me because I'm so sweet. My husband had to point out that they're really more attracted to... other things.

Hackberry emperor, Asterocampa celtis. His favorite foods: Sap, rotting fruit, dung, carrion.

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I like that Butterflies and Moths of North America site and their detailed range maps. You can get a custom list of the butterflies in your state. It even goes down to county level, but I'm not sure if all counties have the same level of detail.

Here's another one for the more common Alabama butterflies.

19 comments:

robin andrea said...

What a beautiful butterfly. I check out Butterflies and Moths of North America all the time. It's a great resource for IDing.

Floridacracker said...

Eeeeuuu. Out of that list, I pick Sap.
Then we can extrapolate to maple syrup, which is wonderfully sweet.

Bangchik said...

It must be the sweetness it is attracted to.... or a nice warm surface to rest on after a long flight..... ~bangchik

Anonymous said...

I think you're sweet.

Paul

Ava said...

Great picture. I like the "attracted to dung" part.
he he he

lisa said...

Yea, you probably smelt like some nice plant sap :) Butterflies land on my sister a lot, too....very cool regardless of the reason!

Cookie Jill said...

Don't listen to the hubby...
It's because you're sweet! :-)

Dirty Girl Gardening said...

great site...

Pamela said...

well.. if your husband was standing close, just tell him the butterfly was coming for the sap. ha ha ha

KFarmer said...

Pretty, pretty : )

Ericka said...

hey, thinking about you. how's life? you okay??

Rurality said...

I'm ok. Been meaning to get back to it... guess I am lacking some oomph.

Eve said...

Hello Rurality!!
I found you through the botianical blog site. We're Alabama neighbors! I'm a big fan of butterflies and saw my first Hackberry Emperor when I moved to Alabama. I use BAMONA all the time and have even submitted some first time recorded butterflies here in Marshall county. (they don't have a lot of records here so it's really no big deal!) I hope you visit my blog and you like it. If you're as sweet as the butterflies think you are then you are ok in my book!!

Anonymous said...

I miss your blog posts.

Rurality said...

Coming back soon, I hope! Really busy with business stuff this week.

Pablo said...

Warm wishes!

Pablo said...

Yep.

Ericka said...

it's been almost a year. hope all's well! miss you!

Rose Connors said...

Oh, goodness. This happened to me as well, until I found something I didn't feel like sharing with all of Facebook yet (but don't mind complete strangers knowing all about).