Butterflies of the Maritimes


Butterflies of the Maritimes

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Monarch in Fredericton

Started by Chris Adam. Last reply by Laurie Grattan Oct 19, 2017. 1 Reply

I found a nice Monarch female at the Strawberry U-pick on Fredericton's north side, 18 Oct 2017, at the edge of the Nature Trust property. No other butterflies observed.…Continue

Tags: Monarch, plexippus, Danaus, Danainae, NYMPHALIDAE

Unknown Butterfly, Id needed

Started by Andrew Olive. Last reply by Andrew Olive Sep 17, 2017. 8 Replies

Found this fella on the Island(Grand Manan) but I forget where. I think it was around Red Point. Can anyone ID this one for me?…Continue


Started by Andrew Olive. Last reply by Nancy Mullin Sep 16, 2017. 1 Reply

We found a minimum of 10 monarchs on our first day at Grand Manan.  There were about 6 feeding at Southern head.  Probably fueling up before there long migration south.  Also found 4 at Anchorage…Continue

Northern Crescent - August 29 2017

Started by Chris Adam. Last reply by Nancy Mullin Sep 10, 2017. 1 Reply

Nobody has been posting butterfly images lately,so here is one from 29 August 2017, from the Valley Trail in Silverwood. This is the only butterfly I've seen since mid August.NYMPHALIDAE Nymphalinae:…Continue

Tags: Northern, Crescent, cocyta, Phyciodes, Nymphalinae

ID needed

Started by Laurie Grattan. Last reply by Laurie Grattan Sep 1, 2017. 5 Replies

Aug 17 2017 5:43pm Check…Continue

Tags: Neguac, Home

Aphrodite Fritillary - Fredericton, Aug. 17, 2017

Started by Danny O'Shea. Last reply by Gail Taylor Aug 18, 2017. 2 Replies

Found this afternoon on angelica, just off the New Maryland Hwy.(Speyeria aphrodite)…Continue

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Comment by Nancy Mullin on September 5, 2015 at 2:14pm

Beautiful fresh Mourning Cloak, Lillian!!  Your images are wonderful BTW!!

Comment by LILLIAN KENNEDY on September 5, 2015 at 12:05pm

IMG_2660.JPG  Mourning Cloak Butterfly arriving every Sept in Maces Bay  

Comment by Laurie Grattan on July 14, 2015 at 2:00pm

Azure Blue June 23 2015 at 2:36 pm. This was taken in a field that have never cut in years.  Great for butterflies and skippers.

Comment by Nancy Mullin on June 23, 2015 at 10:03am

Wonderful capture Lillian!!

Comment by LILLIAN KENNEDY on June 23, 2015 at 8:38am

sighting of Tiger Swalllowtail butterfly in Maces bay june 14thIMG_9814.JPG 

Comment by Raymonde Savoie on March 22, 2014 at 3:28pm

Will do, Jimmy, thanks!

And thank you for your ID help... I had never heard of such a thing.

Comment by Tom Finck on March 22, 2014 at 2:57pm

 A Bombylius major-Bee fly just a guess

Comment by Jimmy Dee on March 22, 2014 at 2:10pm

Raymonde, I suspect this would be some sort of Bee Fly. Others can tell you better than I though. Check out this post:


Also this would better go in 'Beetles and Bugs'. It's very confusing on how to post in these 'Groups' ... there is an explanation in the HELP menu ( see 'Add Group Discussion). Basically, above the white Comment box you used there is a "+ Add a Discussion" ... clicking on that is the best way to start a new topic using these groups. Then one can have all the discussion in one place instead of a never ending 'Comment Wall'. Hope that helps!

Comment by Raymonde Savoie on March 22, 2014 at 1:56pm

I too was at the Caledonia Gorge lookout (Crooked Creek Rd) on April 5th  of last year and I photographed an unusual insect. This is like nothing I've ever seen but at first I thought it was a big bumblebee.

I didn't know where else to post this. If it belongs to another discussion, let me know.

I took another photo at an angle so you could see the sharp-pointed ...? ...whatever that is.

Can someone help me identify this insect?

Thank you!

Comment by Jimmy Dee on April 29, 2013 at 6:12pm

I got it (Cloak)


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