Sunday, July 15, 2018

Butterfly: Photo + Video

I could never determine whether this was a butterfly or a moth. It stayed in place for a very long time flapping its wings and staying still. My still photo is shown above (click to enlarge). I posted my video on Instagram yesterday. See it here. Click on the white arrow to start the movement of the wings. I love the antennae that look like threaded beads.

7 comments:

Kay G. said...

I think this might be a Pearl Crescent butterfly. Beautiful photo of a beautiful butterfly!

Content in a Cottage said...

Kay G. -- Thank you SO much. I googled Pearl Crescent and that's what it it. I love knowing the name.
xo, Rosemary

lisa said...

Butterflies are actually moths. (They just have their makeup on!)

Pam said...

A beautiful capture, Rosemary. And don't you love the name, "Pearl Crescent!"

Content in a Cottage said...

Pam -- Pearl Crescent. Yes!!! I am delighted to know the name of my butterfly.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Lisa -- I did some research after taking the photo because I thought the body looked like a moth. This is what made me think it was a butterfly:
"Butterfly antennae are thin with club-shaped tips, compared with the feathery or comb-like antennae of moths." I really wasn't positive until Kay G. told me the name. I have seen some really gorgeous photos of moths wearing their makeup.
xo, Rosemary

GretchenJoanna said...

I am just starting to learn about butterflies and moths myself, and I appreciate learning that little difference in their antennae!