Butterflies on Lantana

I’ve recently commented that I haven’t seen many butterflies this summer. Last week at Middleton Place I was surprised to find several species, three that were attracted to Lantana.

First was this rather tattered Black Swallowtail.

Black Swallowtail on Lantana
Black Swallowtail on Lantana

This Buckeye was another tattered example.

Buckeye on Lantana
Buckeye on Lantana

Then a very good looking Fritillary.  I always say the ones I see are Gulf Fritillaries, but that may not be true.

Fritillary on Lantana
Fritillary on Lantana

Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad

I borrowed Ted’s Tamron 18-400 MM lens this morning and put the range flexibility to good use when I spotted an Eastern Pondhawk on a Lily Pad.

Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad
Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad (70 MM)

I got a decent closer image of the dragonfly and his shadow.

Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad
Eastern Pondhawk on Lily Pad (209 MM)

And a nice view of the scene without changing lenses or cameras.

Lily Pads in Swamp
Lily Pads in Swamp (20MM)