Another shot of the same Great Southern White seen in the previous post giving another view of the bright turquoise clubs at the end of the antennas. Note its proboscis is unleashed as the butterfly probes the flowers for nectar.
Note the bright turquoise clubs at the end of this Great Southern White’s antennas. A distinctive and elegant field mark for this rather common Florida butterfly seen foraging along Oslo Road in the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.
There is something melancholy about the Great Southern White butterfly with its turquoise-tipped antennae. Perhaps it was today’s gusty wind that made photographing the butterflies difficult. Perhaps it is the Great Southern Whites appearance in great numbers foretelling summer is coming, with the summer heat soon to follow. Perhaps this prophesy of the hot and humid future is its preternatural misfortune. Regardless, the Great Southern White is nice to see flying haphazardly around the landscape like these individuals in the […]