Post by petrudamsa on Sept 7, 2020 20:40:32 GMT -8
linkA bunch of Pieris napi (aprox. 30 individuals) sipping minerals on a hot sunny day. I have my doubts at least for some of them, especially that the back of hw looks as being of Pieris balkana, but since this is a fuzzy taxon, I'll stick with my first choice. Edit: they seem to be Pieris rapae afterall.
Back in late May while checking my traps in Killdeer WA, I encountered a mud puddle club of Pieris rapae and several Pseudothyris sepulchralis. This is a small Thyrididae moth, black and white and a early spring moth.
There were 9 or 10 Pieris rapae visiting the damp spot on the road. The longer I stayed by the damp spot, the more butterflies and moths visited or buzzed around the spot. Even a worn winter survivor, Nymphalis antiopa, visited the damp spot.
Post by petrudamsa on Sept 8, 2020 20:56:38 GMT -8
Thank you guys. I'll change it. I'm just an amateur not a specialist and some time it's hard for me to correct ID a specie without catching it. (Was not the case here, for I was doing a trail into a canyon, trail that goes thru water, so I was more concerned of keeping my camera dry rather than catching insects).