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Old 06-28-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default Some June Butterflies

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Host Plants: Plants where eggs are laid and that caterpillars eat before hibernating are Turtlehead (Chelone glabra), Hairy beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus) and False foxglove (Aureolaria species). After overwintering, caterpillars may continue to use these plants, but may also wander and feed on unrelated plants including Arrowwood (Viburnum recognitum), Canadian lousewort or Wood betony (Pedicularis canadensis), and White ash (Fraxinus americana).

Atlantis Fritillary
Host Plants: Violets (Viola species).

The Atlantis Fritillary was quite friendly. It was really focused on gathering any mineral salts that might be present in my sweat.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:17 PM   #2
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Default White Admiral and Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

White Admiral
Host Plants: Leaves of many species of trees and shrubs including Wild cherry (Prunus species), Aspen and Cottonwood (Populus species), Oaks (Quercus species), Hawthorn (Crataegus species), Birch (Betula species), Willows (Salix species), Basswood (Tilia americana), and Shadbush or Serviceberry (Amelanchier species).

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Host Plants: Leaves of various plants including Wild cherry (Prunus species). Birch (Betula species), Aspen (Populus species), and possibly American mountain ash (Sorbus americana) and Showy mountain ash (Sorbus decora).

The White Admirals were sunning themselves on some rocks and gathering some minerals from the moist soil. The Canadian Tiger Swallowtails were nectaring on prairie ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) and sunning on some aspen leaves.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:02 AM   #3
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Very good photos again, NEWisc. I can never get them to sit still for a portrait!
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:51 AM   #4
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Well, it is no longer June but I have finally gotten a couple of butterflies to smile for the camera.
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I love the 3rd butterly photo in your post. The profile of the butterfly sitting on your finger is more than just a photo. It truly shows that humans interacting with nature and nature interacting with humans is simply awesome!

Great butterfly photos everyone!

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Old 07-08-2009, 08:06 PM   #6
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This is almost in June... just took it last weekend (July 5).

I think it's a Spicebush Swallowtail but I'm not positive.
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Ohhhhhhhhh... gorgeous photo Calliandra!!!
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Mariposa Bonita!!!! Beautiful Butterfly and great photo Calliandra.

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Old 07-09-2009, 12:04 AM   #9
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And he can read, too!
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Looks like you have a good anchor photo contender for the new book forums.
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