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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Mar 2, 2014 5:15 PM CST

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We came from here: The thread "February 2014 Butterflies, Moths & Larva" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

I would have done this sooner but ATP kept freezing up on me. Anyone else have that problem?

First, I have to issue a correction. Those were not Cloudless Sulphur caterpillars I posted, they were Orange-Barred Sulphurs. I can't believe I made such a rookie mistake and no one called me out on it! To be fair, the smaller cat was a little ambiguous, but the larger one clearly had the Orange-Barred Sulphur pattern. They both went to the museum today. And speaking of MOSI, here's some pictures!

Zebra Longwing on porterweed

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A worn-up and torn-up Giant Swallowtail

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Cloudless Sulphur

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Monarch

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 4, 2014 11:58 AM CST
Thanks for the new thread Melanie! I'm glad you said something about Chrome having trouble loading ATP. I have Chrome & have had trouble for days with this. But I have also been having computer problems in general so it was hard to tell which was causing the problem. Just now, it's working much better so I will have to see if this trend of working better continues. I really, really want to install Firefox but am hesitant when I'm having OS problems. Why don't I just take it in & get it fixed? I'm stubborn & a procrastinator that's why. Hilarious! Hilarious! I keep thinking I can work this problem out myself; at least I keep trying to.
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Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
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phoebesviolets
Mar 4, 2014 12:24 PM CST
I love fire fox-- I find it more user friendly.
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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
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mellielong
Mar 4, 2014 12:30 PM CST

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I'm still having problems with viewing ATP in Chrome so I'm using Internet Explorer right now and it seems to be fine. I wonder what's going on?
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 4, 2014 12:49 PM CST
I don't know. I still have IE7 & haven't downloaded IE9 or is it 10? I have Vista & there are things you just can't do so not sure which IE I can migrate to. HATE IE & never use it but it's required to be on the machine for windows.

I may just have to bite the bullet & go to Windows 8.1 sigh.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Mar 4, 2014 1:30 PM CST
I could take this photo today.
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Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
"Where flowers bloom so does hope"
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phoebesviolets
Mar 4, 2014 2:02 PM CST
I have Vista as well, feel your pain! Thumbs down Fire fox works so much better than IE which I almost never use. I never tried Google chrome. Gorgeous photo ceci!
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo F. Buscaglia
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 4, 2014 2:10 PM CST
Wow Cecelia! That is just stunning! Hurray!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 4, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Cecilia...ooh, pretty!
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 4, 2014 8:01 PM CST
Oooooooooo Linda, love your new avatar. What is it?
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 5, 2014 2:14 PM CST
St. John's Wort...I love those flowers!
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Gleni
Mar 5, 2014 9:14 PM CST
I periodically have trouble loading ATP with Internet Explorer. This morning it happened.
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Mar 6, 2014 7:30 PM CST
Some more from the garden...
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 6, 2014 10:05 PM CST
Gleni said:I periodically have trouble loading ATP with Internet Explorer. This morning it happened.

Glen, that's quite common for IE. So many have fought the notion & then finally ended up installing Firefox & been soooooooo happy they did. Think about it. You won't believe what it will do for your ATP experience.


Linda, thanks for the ID.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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jmorth
Mar 6, 2014 11:25 PM CST
Very cool. That Buckeye type seems to have more blue than most seen up here. What I've seen here has the blue tint more at the top of the wings (I think), I'll have to consult my pics to verify. But anyway, enjoyed viewing yours.
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jmorth
Mar 6, 2014 11:58 PM CST
Blue on buckeye
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Most I've seen are without any blue tinting, but every once in a while, the blue hued are noted.

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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
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mellielong
Mar 7, 2014 3:59 AM CST

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I thought the same thing about the Buckeye. You really only see the blue on ours when they first emerge; it fades pretty quickly. So I'm thinking the Argentine version is a cousin, perhaps? Also, I wonder if there are different species of Buckeye in Argentina because the first picture of one she posted (possibly last month's thread) had no blue where this one seems very blue. We need an international expert on this forum!
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Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Mar 7, 2014 6:07 AM CST
The most common here is the one with the blue wing. From time to time I see someone like the one I posted first, but I don't know if they aré diferentes species.
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
La Plata, ARGENTINA
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ceci
Mar 7, 2014 12:43 PM CST
Some more from today
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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
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mellielong
Mar 7, 2014 3:13 PM CST

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Ooh, I like the pattern on that last one. Nice picture!
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