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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Nov 22, 2013 2:55 PM CST
I spotted two of these on the azalea on Brindle's grave today. They were very busy Smiling I thought perhaps hummingbird moth ?? Pictures aren't the best, but they would not hold still for their "photo opp" Hilarious!
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Nov 22, 2013 7:33 PM CST
It's a lovely Long-tailed Skipper, Ginger! If you grow any of its host plants, little caterpillars might show up on them, eating the leaves.
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Urbanus-proteus
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Nov 22, 2013 7:40 PM CST
I agree with Linda…Wholeheartedly!!! I have Amaranth in my garden for the first time this year…These guys have been all over it!


Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Nov 22, 2013 7:51 PM CST
That Long-tailed Skipper is a stunner!! Who would think a skipper could actually also be so beautiful.
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Nov 22, 2013 7:58 PM CST
I agree Glen! They are more beautiful than I had imagined! Smiling
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Nov 23, 2013 2:56 PM CST
Thanks for the ID. Some kind of skipper was my second choice. They really were beautiful...especially against the color of the azalea.
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