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joannakat
Dec 31, 2020 7:58 AM CST
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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Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Dec 31, 2020 9:25 AM CST
Pretty markings
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Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
Dec 31, 2020 9:46 AM CST
Thank you for starting the thread joannakat.
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North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Dec 31, 2020 9:47 AM CST
frostweed said:Thank you for starting the thread joannakat.


My pleasure. Thumbs up

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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Jan 1, 2021 5:31 AM CST
Another pearl crescent.
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Mother Teresa
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Jan 2, 2021 2:30 AM CST
My favorite photo of 2020. Boy, was it hard to pic the favorite!
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Mother Teresa
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Jan 2, 2021 7:25 AM CST
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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SassyBloomer
Jan 12, 2021 10:18 AM CST
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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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Jan 12, 2021 12:51 PM CST
Very pretty! Love that last one, that greenish yellow a lovely contrast to the color of the echinacea.
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SassyBloomer
Jan 12, 2021 2:50 PM CST
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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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Jan 12, 2021 4:49 PM CST
I like the contrast with the flowers and the butterfly in this pic.


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SassyBloomer
Jan 14, 2021 5:43 PM CST
This is an older photo from 2018. That was the year my asters were COVERED with butterflies, particularly monarchs:

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joannakat
Jan 14, 2021 6:53 PM CST
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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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Jan 15, 2021 2:19 AM CST
I have a lot of Monarchs one year, then few the next. These are from 2019.

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Mother Teresa
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Jan 16, 2021 3:45 PM CST
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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jkporter
Jan 16, 2021 9:44 PM CST
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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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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Jan 17, 2021 2:27 AM CST
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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Mother Teresa
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
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joannakat
Jan 17, 2021 7:25 PM CST
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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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
Eat more tomatoes!
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gardenfish
Jan 18, 2021 3:09 AM CST
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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Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Mother Teresa
Name: Sherri
Winter Springs, FL (Zone 9b)
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sunkissed
Jan 18, 2021 8:16 AM CST
I too love Swallowtails, all of them.

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