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Thumb of 2015-11-17/Galanthophile/0a38bd@Galanthophile submitted this image in the Bugs or Birds on Plants category of the The 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

Galanthophile added a caption:Peacock butterfly on thistle
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Composter Butterflies Bookworm Bluebonnets Daylilies
Native Plants and Wildflowers Amaryllis Cottage Gardener Container Gardener Clematis Plant and/or Seed Trader
Dec 28, 2015 7:54 PM CST
What a gorgeous butterfly! I've never seen this one before - look at those eyes staring back at me...
While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Dec 28, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Oh, that one is a beauty! Lovey dubby
It’s okay to not know all the answers.

Annuals Container Gardener Hibiscus Birds Bulbs Amaryllis
Lilies Butterflies Irises Roses Region: Texas Daylilies
Dec 29, 2015 10:48 PM CST
That's gorgeous! Thumbs up
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
Charter ATP Member Bookworm Amaryllis Houseplants Annuals Garden Photography
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Foliage Fan Bulbs Bee Lover Frogs and Toads Container Gardener
Dec 30, 2015 6:11 AM CST
Peacocks are one of our commonest butterflies here in the UK. They are really beautiful.
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Jan 12, 2016 3:53 PM CST
That's a stunning butterfly. I've spotted and photographed some beautiful Cecropia moths locally but their colors aren't nearly as intense.
Name: María Cecilia Merlo
Jan 14, 2016 2:53 PM CST
Beautiful butterfly !!!

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