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Oct 2, 2017 10:52 PM CST
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Came from The thread "September 2017 Butterflies, Moths & Larva" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum
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jmorth
Oct 2, 2017 11:20 PM CST
Red Admiral and Comma fussing over fruit
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Comma Thumb of 2017-10-03/jmorth/d68c2f

Hybrid
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Also noted a Hairstreak not too far away Thumb of 2017-10-03/jmorth/6e046f on Rudbeckia

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Oct 3, 2017 1:25 AM CST
Night Flight Moth
Not a HBM but some kind of Looper Moth
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While taking night moth pics, Tiny Tree Frog came by Thumb of 2017-10-03/jmorth/a238a2

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 3, 2017 6:53 AM CST
Thank you for starting the new thread J. Smiling
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wildflowers
Oct 3, 2017 7:53 AM CST
I found a couple of GSB caterpillars on citrus; they look fully grown.
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And this tiny chrysalis looking thing.
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The Turk's Cap is attractive to the butterflies
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luvsgrtdanes
Oct 3, 2017 11:11 AM CST
Wooly bear with a good amount of brown, that's a good sign for a mild winter Crossing Fingers!
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McCannon
Oct 3, 2017 1:18 PM CST
Lots of solid black ones here.
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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Oct 3, 2017 1:58 PM CST
Mac Looking forward to lots of snow ? Smiling ,
Monarch
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Crescent , lot of white on the wings for a Pearl
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Couple of painted Lady . Sulphur , small blue or hairstreak or both , today and the past few days lots of butterflies ,

Another Monarch in the garden
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Name: Mac
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McCannon
Oct 3, 2017 3:49 PM CST
Jim, we don't need snow. We need a good hard freeze for about 2 weeks.
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Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Oct 3, 2017 7:02 PM CST
ahem ... IMO we need another 6 months or so of cool weather and then spring...

unfortunately, what we "need" and what we "get" are rarely the same thing.

But, Mac, I think Jim was referring to your wooly bear's prediction for the snow.
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jmorth
Oct 3, 2017 8:14 PM CST
Fruit Dominance
Comma
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Red Admiral
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face up Thumb of 2017-10-04/jmorth/d315fc


Cabbage White
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zoned in > Thumb of 2017-10-04/jmorth/eef9c2 headless > Thumb of 2017-10-04/jmorth/7720dd

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 3, 2017 9:37 PM CST
Wow!! Those pictures of the Comma and the Red Admiral are amazing. The colors are so bright and beautiful!!
I love them Smiling Good Job J. Hurray!
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jmorth
Oct 3, 2017 10:45 PM CST
I think this is a Cabbage (or Celery) Looper Moth
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Night Moth
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Beet Webworm Moth > Thumb of 2017-10-04/jmorth/702a8c

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Name: Mac
Over yonder, IL (Zone 6b)
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McCannon
Oct 4, 2017 1:35 PM CST
A few pics from today. The Blanket Flowers and Zinnias are favorite spots.
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Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Oct 4, 2017 1:40 PM CST
a couple shots from today ,

2 of 5 small Black ST cats still in the parsley , to hopefully add to the 23 chrysalises in the carport cage eventually
and a Monarch and Skipper on the butterfly bush

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Name: Mac
Over yonder, IL (Zone 6b)
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McCannon
Oct 4, 2017 2:38 PM CST
A couple BST cats on the celery today. Very few left now.
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wildflowers
Oct 4, 2017 5:47 PM CST
This is amazing to me! I've been growing this celery for years and this is the first time I've seen a BST caterpillar on it! Big Grin
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This is one of the tiny butterflies, I think the name is Little Yellow Sulphur (Pyrisitia l. lisa)
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Name: Mac
Over yonder, IL (Zone 6b)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
Oct 4, 2017 9:44 PM CST
@wildflowers , I think the celery is the only thing we have growing in the BST food chain. I was surprised to find them there and did some digging. Sure enough, celery showed up in a more extensive list. I've seen as many as a dozen cats at various stages feasting on it.

The Little Yellow Sulphur looks like the ones I spotted. There were several on the Blanket Flowers.
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Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Oct 4, 2017 10:42 PM CST
I think your's are most likely Orange or possibly Clouded Sulphurs Mac
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jmorth
Oct 4, 2017 11:08 PM CST
Red Admiral at the fruit again, didn't see any Comma.
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Dark mode - Thumb of 2017-10-05/jmorth/568ee8


Really strange - Thumb of 2017-10-05/jmorth/4a2694 appears to be carrying a snail!?


Night moth
at Penta Thumb of 2017-10-05/jmorth/747e69 Thumb of 2017-10-05/jmorth/225638


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at Lobelia Thumb of 2017-10-05/jmorth/0c6499 in flight > Thumb of 2017-10-05/jmorth/a310d9


nearly transparent at Golden Dew Drop Thumb of 2017-10-05/jmorth/4ec5b4


Thumb of 2017-10-05/jmorth/0f575a Webworm type moth.

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