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ELEGANCE NOW FLIES AND BLOOMS in shades of white. During my meanderings so far this month, I’ve found pale beauty where plants and insects converge. Above, for example, a common (and non-native) Cabbage White butterfly (Pieris rapae) nectars on Joe-Pye Weed at a wetland in Peacham, Vermont. Below you’ll find other convergences of white and color and flight, including a moth, Campaea perlata, whose common name I’ve chosen for the title of this post.

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Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas), formerly known as American Copper, nectaring on Boneset in Morristown, Vermont, on 8Aug2016.

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Silver-bordered Fritiallary (Boloria selene) nectaring on Boneset in Morristown, Vermont, on 8Aug2016.

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A butterfly I’ll call Azure species (Celastrina sp.) until the taxonomy is resolved, in Peacham, Vermont, on 30Jul2016. (More on the taxonomy in a future blog post.)

An orchid that I believe is White Fringed Orchid from a bog in Lamoille County, Vermont.

An orchid that I believe is White Fringed Orchid from a bog in Lamoille County, Vermont.

A Pale Beauty (Campaea perlata) moth from Steuben, Maine, on 23Jun2016

A Pale Beauty (Campaea perlata) moth from Steuben, Maine, on 23Jun2016

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