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Old 07-19-2010, 02:15 PM   #71
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LOL, I love the 'Spiderman-like drop' reference. I could picture the whole sequence in my mind! Words CAN express things very well, but a visual image is pretty cool too.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:27 PM   #72
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LOL, I love the 'Spiderman-like drop' reference. I could picture the whole sequence in my mind! Words CAN express things very well, but a visual image is pretty cool too.
Thanks...it takes TWO to get the mental image...the reader's imagination is as important as the writer's words.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:28 PM   #73
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I didn't ever see the mother drop by, but the caterpillar is getting ready to pupate now, took this other pic earlier. The Red-spotted Purples are pretty butterflies, but the cats look a big strange, with horns.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:33 PM   #74
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And the two Bordered Patch caterpillars I found are butterflies now. They were 5th instar when I found them and put them in a container. Yesterday I released them...here's a pic of one clinging to a paper towel before it flew off!
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I didn't ever see the mother drop by, but the caterpillar is getting ready to pupate now, took this other pic earlier. The Red-spotted Purples are pretty butterflies, but the cats look a big strange, with horns.
Strange, and unappetizing which helps avoid being eaten.

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And the two Bordered Patch caterpillars I found are butterflies now. They were 5th instar when I found them and put them in a container. Yesterday I released them...here's a pic of one clinging to a paper towel before it flew off!
That is a very, very attractive butterfly. Simple beauty.
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Old 07-27-2010, 05:34 PM   #76
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More photos from my mt. biking trips. Going again next week--I can't wait! There were so many butterflies to see and chase! Not sure of the ID on the last butterfly. Need to stop editing pictures and pull out the field guides! Anyone who can ID it faster than me, that would be great!

Oh, also saw tons of monarchs, but I wanted to leave them to their egg laying, so I didn't bother them!
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:01 PM   #77
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Okay, okay, I beat you guys to it! I think its a Great Spangled Fritillary. I don't usually see such a pretty think in this barren neighborhood of mine!
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:49 PM   #78
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Sigh...no comments on my photos.
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:29 PM   #79
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Well I'm glad you figured out which fritillary it is, because there are so many. Is there an easy way to tell spicebush swallowtails from black eastern tiger swallowtails?
Every black one I see, I end up convinced it's a black tiger, not a spicebush

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Old 07-28-2010, 06:43 PM   #80
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Here's an example, I saw this one this morning in the street, when I picked up the empty recycling bins. I put it in the yard, because I wasn't sure it was dead, and I figured I'd get a picture later anyway. And now that I compare the pictures I think it might be a spicebush swallowtail!
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