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Old 08-28-2010, 09:55 PM   #191
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I spent some time cleaning up garden "stuff" and these white-faced meadowhawks, Sympetrum obtrusum, kept me company landing on tomato and chicken wire cages I was piling up to put away.

I think they were showing you they like to perch on them...If
I could get pictures of stationary dragonflies, I'd leave some up.
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:52 PM   #192
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I have lots of water so I make sure I've got lots of places for them to land that they like. They're usually all over the place posing if I've got time to sit for a spell with the camera.... which normally I don't or if I do.... I left the camera inside. Dragonflies prefer stakes and travel farther from the water while damselflies prefer arches and stick closer to the ponds. I usually have to sit real still in the water with my camera propped on a knee to get photos. I was just surprised I had dragonflies landing on my pile when I was running all over the place putting stuff here and putting stuff there. Neither dragonflies or damselflies seem to like high activity when they come to rest.... they'll usually take off. These didn't. I had time to run in the house and grab my camera and run back and they were still hanging around posing and.... I wasn't water logged getting these photos!!!!
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:37 AM   #193
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I figured out that by leaving a plastic lawn chair next to the tall plants, I can stand on it to get pictures without spooking all the butterflies by dragging it over there every time I want to get a picture.

Here's a Spicebush Swallowtail, Papilio troilus.
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:37 AM   #194
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turttle - I saw a red-spotted purple on the hood of my car this morning. It was early and it didn't move so I didn't know if was too cold to move or just napping. I gently picked it up and put it in the grass before I drove away. It didn't seem to be feeding. I saw another one yesterday on the hummingbird feeder, I suppose gathering a few drops of nectar. I haven't noticed any around until recently, I think August/September is when we see the greatest numbers of them here in KY.
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:46 PM   #195
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Black Swallowtail flying around today... they hardly stop flapping their wings.

Here's a good page showing the various black butterflies that are easy to get mixed-up: Species Papilio polyxenes - Black Swallowtail - BugGuide.Net
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Old 09-02-2010, 08:44 PM   #196
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Here are a few of the butterflies from my garden. I am trying to create a visual log of every species that visits, and having a great time doing it. The skippers don't want to sit still but the others do okay at posing.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:05 PM   #197
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Nice photos, Turtle and Swampthing! I have been seeing so many butterflies lately, especially monarchs. They have been migrating all week! I don't know what this hurricane is going to do to their migration and to their numbers. I do know that large amounts of them get killed when we have these big storms at migration time. Sigh.

On a lighter note, here is a photo of some little skippers. Not sure of the ID. Too tired to check...
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Beautiful butterfly pics.
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Another mystery skipper
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:12 PM   #200
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What is the flower?
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