Cabbage White on Allium (Ohio) by rhoing

Cabbage White on Allium (Ohio)

Visiting Clare's mom in Ohio for the annual family “croquet” gathering. The game (it's about the "course" — no standard "wickets") is crazier than ever, but the group continues to get smaller. Twelve or thirteen years ago it was Mom & Dad, four kids, three spouses and seven grandchildren for a total of 16. Today we were half that many without Dad, one spouse who lost *her* dad this very morning and all but one of the grandkids have been scattered across the country, but a good time was had by all on a “creative” course made with construction materials again; e.g.,

Confirmed at BAMONA as “Pieris rapae” or “Cabbage White”;

Species pages:
• BugGuide,

1 year ago (“Life-and-death in the back yard”):
2 years ago (“4-frame day: 11:50 p.m. …”):
3 years ago (“At least it wasn’t a Sachem…”):
4 years ago (“Finally!”):
5 years ago (“Snapdragon”):

[ IMG_2651S8x8Atm :: f/5.6 :: 1/320" :: ISO-800 :: 55mm ]
A white butterfly just has to be on a white flower! Beautifully done! fav
September 16th, 2016  
Really lovely shot...and great detail.
September 17th, 2016  
Great detail xx
September 19th, 2016  
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