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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jul 26, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Anyone know what species these are. They all seem to have the same basic pattern but are different shades, from white, to tan and gray.There were literally thousands on the island that I went to today.

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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jul 26, 2013 9:26 PM CST
Well, some of them are Great Southern Whites. Some look different, not sure right now if they're a different species.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Jul 27, 2013 7:52 PM CST
Thanks Linda! I looked them up and the colors and patterns are variable, so I'm fairly sure they all are. Not that many showed up in the pictures, but it was pretty amazing seeing so many in one place.
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Jul 27, 2013 10:03 PM CST
It IS kind of amazing to see so many together!
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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wildflowers
Jul 28, 2013 2:58 PM CST
Those are beautiful butterflies. I don't know that I've ever seen one in person. I bet it was quite a nice sight to see so many. they are kind of angelic looking to me.
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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Jul 30, 2013 1:21 PM CST

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One way to ID a Great Southern White from other white butterflies is that GSW have turquoise-colored antenna clubs. It's kind of cool; I'm not sure what the advantage is to having turquoise clubs but I always thought it looked neat.

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LindaTX8
Jul 30, 2013 7:57 PM CST
Melanie, so glad you found ATP! Welcome!
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
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wildflowers
Jul 31, 2013 6:29 AM CST
Hi Mellielong, that is a very pretty avatar picture!! Thumbs up
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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Jul 31, 2013 10:58 AM CST

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Thanks! I borrowed my Mom's super expensive camera to take that shot. My camera was kind of crappy back then but I have a newer one now that does pretty well.
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Jul 31, 2013 5:21 PM CST
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