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Old 09-04-2018, 10:31 PM   #31
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How pretty!
You know...I saw something like that about a week ago here... Kind of reminded me of the yellow swallowtails in a way, only dark. Hadn't the camera in hand at the time and off and running so missed the opportunity then to check it out later. Wasn't so blue though...more black
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:03 PM   #32
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We have had relatively few swallowtails this year but more monarchs than usual. Every milkweed in the yard (save a weedy vining milkweed that periodically tries to strangle some shrubs) has been defoliated. I counted 11 monarch cats on a single plant this week and had to relocate the last two to honeyvine milkweed because there was nothing else left.
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Old 09-05-2018, 04:58 PM   #33
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Raised a few Monarchs this year. 5 so far with 3 more to hatch this Sunday, and then 2 caterpillars that have yet to do anything.
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