Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: an interesting young feller!

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Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Oct 24, 2017 6:18 PM CST
was playing with almostdones camera while she was at work. don't tell her Whistling
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does any one know what kind of butterfly/moth this may be?
Name: Suz
Central Florida (Zone 9b)
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Almostdone
Oct 24, 2017 6:24 PM CST
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I tip my hat to you.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Oct 24, 2017 6:27 PM CST
Hilarious! fun to find out almostdone and neverdone 'share' a camera Smiling
it's a butterfly...skipper-type maybe, hard to tell with only that angle, but what a great face shot you caught!
Name: Suz
Central Florida (Zone 9b)
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Almostdone
Oct 24, 2017 6:49 PM CST
Haha... We only "share" when I'm at work. Green Grin! Gotta admit though, all this time he wouldn't touch it, he has suddenly realized how fun it can be. I love it!
Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Oct 25, 2017 4:40 AM CST
Thanks dirt. I got lucky. I had trouble turning it on. I better stick to digging. I'm glad it's a butterfly! Rolling my eyes.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Oct 25, 2017 5:29 AM CST
oh no, you just need more practice nodding and then pretty soon you'll need your own Thumbs up gotta feed the photo hungry mob Hilarious!
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 25, 2017 7:41 AM CST
Long tailed skipper....
Raises the kids on my climbing beans.... Will also use Desmodium and centrosema, clitoria.... Mostly any bean type plant....

Here's the caterpillar:

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And.... Another pic of the butterfly:
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Notice the bean leaves.....
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Name: Johnny
Titusville FL. (Zone 10a)
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neverdone
Oct 25, 2017 1:50 PM CST
That's awesome stone! Are they mostly southern residents? Thumbs up
Name: Suz
Central Florida (Zone 9b)
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Almostdone
Oct 25, 2017 5:54 PM CST
Thank You! Very cool info on the Skipper and the Beans. Almost like a nursery rhyme. Smiling
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Oct 30, 2017 11:13 AM CST
Wikipedia suggests that these guys aren't much for the cold... but the range map shows them existing over much of the eastern states....
https://www.butterfliesandmoth...

Here's a face shot of the gulf fritillary:

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