Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Butterflies, Moths, Skippers - May 2013

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 16, 2013 7:36 PM CST
I spotted this little Skipper in the garden today. I've looked through my B'fly book but I'm still not sure of it's identity. I'm thinking the Tawny-edged Skipper maybe? I enlarged and cropped the photo for a closer look:
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 17, 2013 1:43 AM CST
Beautiful pic Lin! Thumbs up

Not too sure which BF it is.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 17, 2013 10:06 AM CST
Thanks Marilyn, I found it in my book "Butterflies of Florida" and then googled for additional images ... I'm pretty sure it's the Tawny-edged Skipper.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 17, 2013 1:38 PM CST
Great photo Lin! Thumbs up
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 17, 2013 1:54 PM CST
Thanks Margaret, Skippers are strange looking critters but still cute in their own kinda way! Green Grin!
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 17, 2013 8:34 PM CST
I agree Lin. Big Grin
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 18, 2013 11:19 PM CST
I agree Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 19, 2013 8:12 PM CST
Spotted a Red Admiral Butterfly on the Lantana today:
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 20, 2013 5:13 PM CST
Saw a couple of butterflies recently. Smiling

Satyr----Mourning Cloak
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 20, 2013 5:14 PM CST
Very nice Martha, great photo's of both! I really love that Mourning Cloak!
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 20, 2013 5:27 PM CST
Thanks Lin, it was windy and the Mourning Cloak was getting a little beat up, but it was still looked very pretty on the Daphne.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
May 20, 2013 5:29 PM CST
I meant to ask what those gorgeous pink flowers were ... Daphne? Wish it grew down here but I've never seen it so I guess it's a more northern beauty.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 20, 2013 5:46 PM CST
They are small evergreen shrubs that bloom in the spring, they smell fantastic, they like it warm and dry, I am pushing the zone a little with them, lowest is 4 and I'm 3a.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 23, 2013 3:01 PM CST
I think this is Rawson's Metalmark...there are several similar metalmarks in Texas. Small butterfly, but cute!
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 23, 2013 3:02 PM CST
Wow, that is a gorgeous Metalmark! Thumbs up
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
May 23, 2013 3:49 PM CST
Pretty.
central Illinois
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jmorth
May 27, 2013 7:31 AM CST
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Pearl Crescent
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 27, 2013 11:11 AM CST
Nice!!
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 30, 2013 3:12 PM CST
I had seen a ragged Texas Crescent butterfly around here lately. Probably a female...because there's little caterpillars on a bunch of False Mints (Dicliptera brachiata) on my place...LOTS of caterpillars! I don't even want to know how many are here! I brought some in to raise, but I'm not looking for any more. That's one of those species that can sometimes lay quite a few eggs, on the assumption that few of them will survive.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 30, 2013 3:45 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Look forward to some photo's ... cat's and the butterflies!
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