My Lilacs are Alive

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There is all manner of life happening in my lilacs bushes.  It is fun to sit in my sanctuary, observing and photographing.  The yellow swallowtail, I know; but does anyone know the names of the two moths?

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Update: The Bug People at “What’s that Bug?” say it is a painted Lady. I thought it looked like it, but the body seemed much bigger. An obese painted lady!)

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The Bug People say this is a White-lined Sphinx moth.

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34 Responses to My Lilacs are Alive

  1. Claudia says:

    Beautiful creatures and lilacs! I have no idea what the moth are.

  2. Mike says:

    Yes Lilly, I believe they are named Albert and Samantha, and are distant cousins.

  3. susiebell123 says:

    Please send a bouquet! It is my favorite flower! Beautiful pics, flowers, butterflies and moths!

  4. blastedgoat says:

    Jealous! *Runs outside to check the lilac bush* Wonderful photos, spring is here! (My sinus infection is confirming this fact!) Oh well, bring on the tissues and the flowers 🙂

    • I’m technically allergic to them so can’t have a bouquet in the house. But I love my little grove of them, and the blooms last such a short time. I can sit out among them and not sneeze, but sneeze when I come inside. Go figure.

  5. soonie2 says:

    How lucky you are and what beautiful images!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Fabulous captures … we are a couple of months from lilacs and the beautiful beasties they bring into view!

  7. Bill Jones says:

    We call the one in the bottom picture a “skipper” moth. Probably not its official name.

  8. Wow, stunning! Especially the one of the moth about to eat!

  9. dorannrule says:

    Ohhhhhh! These are just beautiful photographs! 🙂

  10. Jealous. *Flounders through snowbank to see if tips of lilac bushes are showing yet. Good thing this snow is so hard packed or I’d need a helicopter to pull me out.*
    Half the lilac bushes are out of the snow now — and I see a flock of birds. Saw two meadowlarks on Wed; the day after son-in-law saw Canada geese. Hurray! So I hold spring’s WELCOME banner high.

  11. I am wowed by all your “in flight” captures!

    • Thanks. It is fun. I almost caught a Coopers Hawk this morning on my fence, but in front of my neighbor’s blooming red rose bush. I had to change my lens and he was not patient. 🙂 I am willing him back.

  12. fgassette says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  13. Reblogged this on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly and commented:

    *************These are shots from last spring. I am hoping to get more of the same. I looked out off and on all day to see if my swallowtail from yesterday hsd returned, but I guess the wind was too strong.

  14. Mike says:

    Carl and Donna.

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