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Dec 31, 2020 7:58 AM CST
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Welcome to the 2021 Butterflies, Moths and Larva thread everyone! Here's hoping 2021 is a butterfly-filled year.

Here's a Pearl Crescent to get us started.

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Dec 31, 2020 9:25 AM CST
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Dec 31, 2020 9:46 AM CST
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Thank you for starting the thread joannakat.
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Dec 31, 2020 9:47 AM CST
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frostweed said:Thank you for starting the thread joannakat.


My pleasure. Thumbs up
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Jan 1, 2021 5:31 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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Another pearl crescent.
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Jan 2, 2021 2:30 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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My favorite photo of 2020. Boy, was it hard to pic the favorite!
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Jan 2, 2021 7:25 AM CST
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gardenfish said:My favorite photo of 2020. Boy, was it hard to pic the favorite!
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That sure is a beauty!
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Jan 12, 2021 10:18 AM CST
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I think this is from 2019:
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2019:
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2020 (sorry for the head tilt😲)
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I've got tons more photos, but these pics were readily available from the phone.🤗
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Jan 12, 2021 12:51 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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Very pretty! Love that last one, that greenish yellow a lovely contrast to the color of the echinacea.
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Jan 12, 2021 2:50 PM CST
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gardenfish said:Very pretty! Love that last one, that greenish yellow a lovely contrast to the color of the echinacea.


Thanks! The contrast is what brought it to my attention. Sometimes these guys are more noticeable certain times of the day, depending on the light. 🤗
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Jan 12, 2021 4:49 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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I like the contrast with the flowers and the butterfly in this pic.
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Jan 14, 2021 5:43 PM CST
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This is an older photo from 2018. That was the year my asters were COVERED with butterflies, particularly monarchs:

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Jan 14, 2021 6:53 PM CST
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SassyBloomer said:This is an older photo from 2018. That was the year my asters were COVERED with butterflies, particularly monarchs:

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Oh, that's so beautiful! Where are you?
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Jan 15, 2021 2:19 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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I have a lot of Monarchs one year, then few the next. These are from 2019.

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Jan 16, 2021 3:45 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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Beautiful shots, on beautiful flowers, I can see why they're favorites. I actually saw a Monarch on my morning walk this morning and it is pretty cold today, was kind of cool since the song playing reminded me of my mom. Lovey dubby

I took these back in November, I like them all, since it was so into the flower I could get close and clear shots.


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Monarch on Tall Verbena

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Red Admiral on Viburnum

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Black Swallowtail on Tall Verbena

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Black Swallowtail on Tall Verbena

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Jan 17, 2021 2:27 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
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The year I grew a particular zinnia called Forecast, a flat, Daisy style zinnia, was the prime year for butterflies for me. I noticed the other day that Burpees doesn't offer this zinnia anymore, nor can I find it in seed catalogs. Burpees does have something similar, the hey is to find one with a flat base where the pollen bearing whatever you call them thingies stick up above the petals. I had loads of painted ladies, here's some of those.
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Jan 17, 2021 7:25 PM CST
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gardenfish said: ...the pollen bearing whatever you call them thingies...


Ah, yes, the official botanical name. Hilarious!

Beautiful pictures! Thumbs up
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Jan 18, 2021 3:09 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Thanks! I should know the names of the parts of the plants, shame on me! *Blush* Pics of my favorite butterfly, the Black Swallowtail.

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Jan 18, 2021 8:16 AM CST
Name: Sherri
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I too love Swallowtails, all of them.

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