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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Jul 31, 2016 9:45 PM CST

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We came from here: The thread "July 2016 Butterflies, Moths & Larva" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

Nothing says I'm back in a subtropical zone like Polydamas Swallowtail caterpillars eating my Pipevine. Hilarious!

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Pulling in today and spotting a White Peacock wasn't bad, either.

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jmorth
Jul 31, 2016 10:31 PM CST
White Peacocks are always good to gaze upon.

Explored some wild areas along the South Fork River here; got a Buckeye and an unknown moth.
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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
Jul 31, 2016 10:54 PM CST

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Ooh, that's a cool moth! Thumbs up
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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Aug 1, 2016 8:04 AM CST
False Crocus Geometer .. possibly

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Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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nativeplantlover
Aug 1, 2016 8:09 AM CST
Monarchs not to worry- We've got ya "covered" in Pennsylvania
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This is one of my outdoor group, found three on this plant late afternoon yesterday.
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This is two groups I've brought indoors (2 cats to each)
Don't know if I'll wanna keep up with the indoor groups and may put them back outside, but protected. For now, they're in my bedroom with the door closed so the kitty doesn't mess with them. When I was a kid there were plenty of Cecropia caterpillars around and I always brought them inside for the duration, but they stayed put, and didn't travel around like Monarchs. Have any of you out there done this with Monarch cats, or other type cats? which ones? Indoor or outdoor? Any tips to share?
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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nativeplantlover
Aug 1, 2016 8:10 AM CST
mellielong said:We came from here: The thread "July 2016 Butterflies, Moths & Larva" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

Nothing says I'm back in a subtropical zone like Polydamas Swallowtail caterpillars eating my Pipevine. Hilarious!

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Pulling in today and spotting a White Peacock wasn't bad, either.

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How I WISH we had Polydamas in PA~!
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
Name: Cheryl
Brownstown, Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
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nativeplantlover
Aug 1, 2016 9:06 AM CST
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Tiger Swallowtail- Looking beat up a bit, but it just goes to show the scuffs with predators, gusts of wind from the storms etc. that it's endured.
"My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is my coat torn? Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me Keep my mind on what matters, which is my work which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished." — Mary Oliver, from Messenger
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jmorth
Aug 1, 2016 9:37 AM CST
@krobra
I think you IDed the moth. Thanks

Nice swallows Cheryl.
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Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
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Jessie6162
Aug 1, 2016 11:29 AM CST
Some photos from this weekend, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Horace's Duskywing, Zabulon Skipper.

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This is a little off topic, but I thought these dragonflies were pretty. I think they are a Male Widow Skimmer, and a Female Eastern Pondhawk.

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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
Aug 1, 2016 11:52 AM CST

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Jessie, be sure to check out our bee friends (and other friends) thread. We post dragonflies there all the time, along with all the other weirdly fascinating insects in our gardens. A user just posted a RED dragonfly. So cool!

The thread "Bee Friends And Other Garden Guests - Chapter 5" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum
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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Aug 1, 2016 12:10 PM CST
silver-spotted skipper
taken with a canon 20d and sigma 105 mm macro lens

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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
Aug 1, 2016 1:18 PM CST

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Butterfly humor from Facebook. This one really made me laugh.

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Aug 1, 2016 1:34 PM CST
That's a funny one, Melanie! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Aug 1, 2016 1:46 PM CST
Melanie Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

and Melanie .. (Sometimes a worm , is only Worm ) Smiling Thumbs up
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Jessie Worsham
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 8a)
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
Daylilies Hostas Heucheras Cat Lover Echinacea Hybridizer
Irises Region: Georgia
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Jessie6162
Aug 1, 2016 1:51 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Too funny.
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Aug 1, 2016 2:41 PM CST
A few more shots because one is never enough Hilarious!
I do believe I've had my fill of shooting and editing butterflies for today now though.
unless something really special comes along Hilarious!

Eastern Tiger ST

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pretty sure this is a Dion Skipper and a Wild Indigo Duskywing

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the dion really seemed smitten with the duskywing. it stopped nectaring , flew over to it and just watched it.

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Aug 1, 2016 3:38 PM CST
Really nice pics, Kurt! Cute about the butterflies. Smiling
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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 1, 2016 3:53 PM CST
Very nice Kurt!
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 1, 2016 6:33 PM CST
Ailanthus Webworm Moth
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Eastern swallowtail
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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Aug 1, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Very Beautiful Ronnie Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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