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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 1, 2013 8:15 AM CST
Happy August Everyone! I can't believe it's actually August already, this year is flying by. To start out the month, here's a Gulf Fritillary at the Lantana flowers:
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Aug 1, 2013 10:58 AM CST
Wondering what this flitty little guy is?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 1, 2013 11:07 AM CST
Oh Janice, great pic! That's a Grass Skipper of some type but I don't know which one. Scroll down this page to a lot of pretty Orange Skippers:

https://web.duke.edu/butterflies/df-skippers2.htm
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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
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sandnsea2
Aug 1, 2013 11:13 AM CST
Thanks so much, Lin!!! I tip my hat to you.

Yes, it looks like the Delaware or Dion Skipper.

Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Aug 1, 2013 12:14 PM CST

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Saw this White Peacock flying around my bromeliad garden. It managed to find the Spanish Needles I haven't weeded out yet.

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This Zebra Longwing was also on Spanish Needles in a different part of the yard.

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And this Gulf Fritillary was on the porterweed. I think it hit every bloom on the plant!

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 1, 2013 12:23 PM CST
Janice: I tip my hat to you. You are welcome!

Melanie: Awesome shots ... Love that White Peacock! Thumbs up
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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 1, 2013 12:24 PM CST
What wonderful photos!
I envy some of the butterflies some of you get to see Lovey dubby
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Name: June
Rosemont, Ont. (Zone 4a)
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JuneOntario
Aug 1, 2013 2:09 PM CST
It's so seldom that insects stay still long enough for me to photograph them, I only have one pic. Is this a Viceroy butterfly?
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 1, 2013 2:37 PM CST
I saw this one while walking a new trail this morning.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 1, 2013 2:38 PM CST
I saw this one while walking a new trail this morning.

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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Aug 1, 2013 3:19 PM CST

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June, that is a Viceroy! I seldom see them except sometimes when I go hiking through the swamps where the willows (their host plant) grows. I've only ever seen one in my garden in the last five years or so.

Jay, you've got a Checkered Skipper there. Possibly a Tropical Checkered Skipper. They're really hard to tell apart. I see them every now and then in my garden.
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jmorth
Aug 1, 2013 3:33 PM CST
Red Admiral
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Cabbage White on Tall American Bellflower (barely)
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 1, 2013 3:39 PM CST
June: Beautiful shot of that Viceroy!

Jay: That Skipper is a beauty! I'm not real good at comparing photo's but it may be the Desert Checkered Skipper: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Pyrgus-philetas

J: Love the Admiral and the Cabbage White in motion!
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Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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TennesseeDave
Aug 1, 2013 5:38 PM CST
That Viceroy is awesome!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Aug 1, 2013 6:32 PM CST
All of the photos are awesome, I know how difficult it is to get those shots. I spend a lot of time running around the garden chasing them!! Rolling on the floor laughing I have a few decent shots I will post when I find a little more time. Green Grin!
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
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mellielong
Aug 1, 2013 6:58 PM CST

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I always tell everyone I take dozens of pictures just to get one good one so don't worry if they're not perfect. It's hard to get a good shot of a moving target!
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North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 1, 2013 8:14 PM CST
I agree
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Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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TennesseeDave
Aug 2, 2013 9:16 AM CST
Covered in Swallowtails in the early morning at Happily Everafter. There are some hummingbird moths around as well. The plants are Spike Speedwell and Little Joe Pye weed.

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Name: Janice
Cape Cod, MA, USA (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums Tip Photographer
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sandnsea2
Aug 2, 2013 9:18 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Great Dave!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 2, 2013 9:21 AM CST
Absolutely Beautiful!!
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