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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
May 24, 2014 6:01 PM CST
Zebra Longwing Butterfly visiting a Passionflower Vine.
The State Butterfly of Florida.

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jmorth
May 24, 2014 6:02 PM CST
Great close up. My favorite BF.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
May 24, 2014 7:06 PM CST
Beautiful. Would love to see the entire butterfly, wings and all. The colors are amazing.
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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chalyse
May 24, 2014 11:42 PM CST
I agree That is a stunning butterfly ... would love to see that kind of color fluttering around in my garden!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
May 25, 2014 2:54 AM CST
Super shot, Tara. Thumbs up
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
May 25, 2014 5:50 AM CST
Great banner and close up of such a beautiful butterfly ! I've never seen one in person.
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
May 25, 2014 6:26 AM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! for the Acorn 's & Thumbs up 's.

This is one of the most difficult that I've tried to photograph...The darn thing just wouldn't hold still for me! Hilarious! The Gulf Frits will stop and rest a lot more often than these little ones. But patience finally paid off!
This is the photo that the banner came from. It really was fun creating it!
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Lovey dubby

Name: Renée
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KyWoods
May 25, 2014 10:08 AM CST
I'm glad he finally stood still long enough for this shot--it turned out great! He's beautiful!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 25, 2014 10:37 AM CST
Hurray! What a most wonderful butterfly. Thank you for the original photo Tara, glad you took the time. Thumbs up
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
May 25, 2014 10:52 AM CST
Big Grin I tip my hat to you. Big Grin
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
May 25, 2014 2:42 PM CST
Here's a mating couple from the Museum of Science and Industry today. I volunteer there on Sundays at their butterfly garden.

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Oh yeah, I just remembered my avatar is a Zebra Longwing! Hilarious! Here's a couple of fun facts. The Zebra Longwing is the official state butterfly of Florida. They can also live 6-9 months unlike the average butterfly which only lives a few days to two weeks. Why, you ask? Well, Zebra Longwings have the ability to collect pollen on their proboscis. They then secrete an enzyme that liquefies the pollen so they can suck it up through the proboscis. This added nutrition gives them the ability to live a lot longer than on a diet of nectar alone.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 25, 2014 3:07 PM CST
I did not know that about butterflies. I learned something new today. Thank you Melanie. Great photo. Thumbs up
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
May 25, 2014 3:17 PM CST
Hurray! Melanie, I'm so glad you popped in here! I also did not know that about the Zebra Longwing's life span! I too, learned something new today! Thank You!
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
May 25, 2014 3:18 PM CST
I'm all about educating, Lynn. Last week at the museum two people asked where I got my entomology degree from. I happened to be wearing my University of Pennsylvania shirt and I said, "I didn't! I got an economics degree!" Rolling on the floor laughing I tell people you can learn a lot from books, the internet and wonderful sites like this, and simple observation and trial and error. I've been raising butterflies for about seven years now, but I feel like I'm always seeing something new!
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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
May 25, 2014 3:19 PM CST
Tara, we cross-posted! You're welcome, too! And thanks for the banner. Seeing it first thing this morning made my day!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 25, 2014 8:23 PM CST
We should not have one day end without learning something new. Thumbs up
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
May 26, 2014 5:35 AM CST
I agree Lynn!

And, to all... Thank You! again for all of the Thumbs up 's & Acorn 's!!!
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
May 26, 2014 6:21 AM CST
Awesome photo!
Vickie
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