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Old 06-23-2015, 08:36 AM   #21
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This is the face of a eastern tiger swallowtail cat that I found on one of my hoptrees.
A face only a mother could love, but a great shot !!!
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:01 AM   #22
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Yes.... In all its sweet soft pinkness.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:02 PM   #23
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I posted this clearwing moth elsewhere but I thought I'd better post it in the butterfly thread. Also here are some shots of Great Spangled fritillary from today. They are easy to photograph as they will sit on a flower for a long time without fluttering their wings.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:22 PM   #24
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Couple of spicebush swallowtail cats. Chose this pic because you can see the head on the one. They usually have their heads down since they are pushing the snake mimic defense.

Found them a couple weeks ago when they still looked like bird poop.

EDIT: One of them is getting ready to pupate. They change color when that time comes. Just took this pic and figured I'd add it here.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:23 PM   #25
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Beautifully done, linrose. KC Clark, too.
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:57 PM   #26
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Thanks back40bean! Today I saw a skipper on purple coneflower and a pearl crescent on the culver's root. I have a hard time telling the difference between a pearl crescent and a silvery checkerspot. I even have them bookmarked in my butterfly book because I have to look them up every year to make sure.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:25 AM   #27
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Linrose, your photos are really outstanding and thanks for the ID's as well. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:39 PM   #28
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This is the face of a eastern tiger swallowtail cat that I found on one of my hoptrees.
Don't have a face shot but this is what he looks like now. He eclosed on the 2nd.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:42 PM   #29
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This red admiral was enjoying my buttonbush today. The butterfly and the flower were both a little beat.

Just figured out I had a second shot that is the other side. You can see the butterfly is missing part of the hindwing.
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Old 07-09-2015, 06:58 AM   #30
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Only once have I witnessed the whole life cycle of a butterfly from egg to adult. How great that you get to see it again and again KC! I haven't seen many tiger swallowtails yet this year. I've seen a few Red Admirals and plenty of Great Spangled Fritillaries and now the Spicebush Swallowtails are showing up in decent numbers.
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