Oregon’s Stella Orangetip Butterfly

Lepidoptera Archives · Leighton Photography & Imaging

Those Maddening yet Delicately Beautiful Butterflies – The Gossamer-wings!

One of the most maddening and frustrating things I can to do as a working nature photographer is hunt down a group of highly excitable tiny butterflies known collectively as gossamer-wings, and get them on camera. This delicate and very beautiful butterfly family (Lycaenidae) has about 4700 – 5000+ species which are found all over the world and in