Four Gooseberry butterflies: Fall 2009

I’ve never been able to keep more than a few butterflies straight – but here goes:

Cabbage whites seem to be the most common butterfly for mid-September. (Click image for larger view.)

Cabbage Whites seem to be the most common butterfly for mid-September. (Click image for larger view.)

The Buckeye is handsome and this is the only one I've seen so far - but that's just in a few hours of casual observing over the past couple weeks.   (Click image for larger view.)

The Buckeye is handsome and this is the only one I've seen so far - but that's just in a few hours of casual observing over the past couple weeks. (Click image for larger view.)

The clouded sulphur (I think) come in second right now in quantity.  (Click image for larger view.)

The Clouded Sulphur (I think) comes in second right now in quantity in my casual survey. (Click image for larger view.)

We're expecting monarchs - we've seen only one so far (9/20/09) - but we've seen several viceroys, such as this one.   (Click image for larger view.)

We're expecting Monarchs - we've seen only one so far (9/20/09) - but we've seen several Viceroys, such as this one. (Click image for larger view.)

I believe this is the standard American Painted Lady - only one I've seen so far (9/20/09) . As with other stuff inthis journal, if you know better, feel free to make a comment and correct my identifications!  (Click image for larger view.)

I believe this is the standard American Painted Lady - only one I've seen so far (9/20/09) . As with other stuff in this journal, if you know better, feel free to make a comment and correct my identifications! (Click image for larger view.)

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