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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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chickhill
Apr 20, 2014 10:26 PM CST
by August he was looking a little worn.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Apr 21, 2014 2:07 AM CST
Beautiful, though. Lovey dubby
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
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Gleni
Apr 21, 2014 7:21 AM CST
What a great looking butterfly. Lovey dubby
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
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SongofJoy
Apr 21, 2014 7:23 AM CST
I agree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Ferns Enjoys or suffers hot summers Canning and food preservation Cactus and Succulents Keeper of Poultry
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chickhill
Apr 21, 2014 7:36 AM CST
Mother Nature Hurray!
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Apr 24, 2014 2:08 PM CST

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Nice, but I don't think that's a Black Swallowtail. They have a distinct black dot within the orange cell at the base of their hind wings. You have either a Spicebush, or depending on the size, I might even lean toward a female dark-form Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Ferns Enjoys or suffers hot summers Canning and food preservation Cactus and Succulents Keeper of Poultry
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chickhill
Apr 24, 2014 7:56 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thank you mellielong for the clarification. I tried to change it but I can't edit the title.
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
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mellielong
Apr 25, 2014 1:33 AM CST

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Oh, that's okay. It's funny, Mom has this program that rotates nature pictures as her background on the computer. But she can also pull them up one by one. So yesterday she says, "This is my favorite." And it's a picture of a Black Swallowtail on Echinacea. And I explained how to look for the black dot in the center of the red/orange dot to be sure because, like luggage at the airport, many butterflies look alike! So when I saw your post I quizzed her on it and she remembered! She still kind of sucks at identifying butterflies, though. Hilarious! Like today when she made me come running only to have it vanish by the time I got outside. Dad is much better at identifying but I think since he's a hunter he's got better eyes for nature (and anyone who can shoot a duck out of the sky and know what kind it is would have to be pretty good at identifying things, in my opinion).
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Name: Linda
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Ferns Enjoys or suffers hot summers Canning and food preservation Cactus and Succulents Keeper of Poultry
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chickhill
Apr 25, 2014 6:12 AM CST
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