Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Butterflies & Moths March 2013

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 2, 2013 11:55 PM CST
Somehow this got into the house this evening. I finally got it into a glass so I could get it outside before one of the cats noticed. White-Lined Sphinx Moth, one of the hummingbird type of moths.
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jmorth
Mar 3, 2013 12:04 AM CST
very cool
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 3, 2013 11:29 AM CST
Beautiful moth! I'm glad you were able to rescue it before the kitties caught sight of it. Smiling
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jmorth
Mar 4, 2013 5:41 PM CST
Butterfly painting - purchased from MOBOT in St L. Thumb of 2013-03-04/jmorth/35eb7e
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 4, 2013 5:54 PM CST
Nice!!
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 9, 2013 11:57 AM CST
Nice moth and nice painting. No butterflies here. It is way too early!
central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 9, 2013 11:44 PM CST
thanks Rita
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 16, 2013 4:56 PM CST
Butterflies are slowly making their way back to this part of Florida. I spotted this Black Swallowtail flitting all over the Bottlebrush tree this afternoon.
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jmorth
Mar 16, 2013 7:07 PM CST
very cool
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 16, 2013 7:21 PM CST
Lin, does your area get the Palamedes Swallowtail? That's what your butterfly looked like to me...had to look it up, because we don't normally get them here. I spotted another tiger butterfly today...you'd think some of these swallowtails would stick around for a while, but no...they must be in a hurry.
http://people.duke.edu/~jspippen/butterflies/palamedesswallo...
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 17, 2013 8:33 AM CST
Thanks J! It's so good to see the butterflies returning ... Spring is here!

Linda, Good eye ... thank you so much! It is indeed the Palamedes Swallowtail which is found throughout the state of Florida, and is larger than the Black Swallowtail.
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 18, 2013 6:12 PM CST
I felt kind of sorry for this poor little bedraggled butterfly, obviously it's had a tough life. Some kind of metalmark, but can't tell exactly which.
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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2013 6:51 AM CST
Even bedraggled, he's still pretty against that bright flower!
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 20, 2013 3:25 PM CST
Here's one I've been waiting for! After seeing none anywhere this year, this was on one of my milkweed today!
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And an American Lady!
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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 20, 2013 3:39 PM CST
Hurray! Lovely!!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2013 7:28 PM CST
The Plumbago is just beginning to put out a few blooms and I spotted this Spicebush Swallowtail that visited the flowers today:
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 21, 2013 9:47 PM CST
Gorgeous butterfly! Green Grin!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Mar 21, 2013 10:04 PM CST
All beautiful pics Lin and Linda! Thumbs up

Thanks for sharing! Hurray!
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 22, 2013 9:15 AM CST
Thanks ladies ... heading out now to visit the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge for the afternoon. I'm hoping things are blooming in the butterfly garden and maybe I can get some pictures!
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 22, 2013 9:40 AM CST
Very pretty Lin, both the flowers and the butterfly.

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