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Old 09-18-2010, 09:56 PM   #61
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Great shot, linrose!

Sorry to hear about the others' demise. I assumed their toxicity kept them pretty safe.
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:36 PM   #62
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Found these at Alabama Swamps/Iroquois NWR today!

~Photos! Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars 2010~-p1070803.jpg

~Photos! Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars 2010~-p1070808.jpg It looked to me that this pristine Monarch beauty was brand new and drying her wings, occasionally opening them, then finally spread them, fluttered and flew off! I could not find a crysallis though. I DID take a video and if someone can tell me how to clip the end off, I'll upload it.

~Photos! Butterflies, Moths & Caterpillars 2010~-p1070806.jpg Gorgeous, yes?

WTH? The web is full of butterfly gifs and WG doesn't have one???
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Old 09-21-2010, 02:48 PM   #63
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two butterflies that you don't see around here too often...
and I was lucky to get a photo...
and the third photo is the Giant Swallowtail and is a butterfly I simply never tire of seeing...

The first one is a White M Hairstreak...
The second is a Funereal Duskywing...
The third is the Giant Swallowtail.

The Duskywing was in my garden and the White M and the Giant Swallowtail were at my restoration site...
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:08 PM   #64
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I finally got around to catching one of the tiger swallowtails in my yard long enough to take a pic. It's on Incense Passionflower. I'm pretty sure they are Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtails, but haven't seen any eggs or caterpillars yet. It's exciting to see the big butterflies soaring on the wind and flying! I found another Monarch cat today, makes 6 so far.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:13 PM   #65
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Sage, you weren't kidding about it being pristine--it is beautiful and flawless.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:42 PM   #66
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Great shot, linrose!

Sorry to hear about the others' demise. I assumed their toxicity kept them pretty safe.
Many monarch caterpillars are eaten. A female lays up to 400 eggs and maybe 1% make it to adulthood.

It is nice to see everyone's excitement in finding monarchs! Here in south Jersey they are migrating through in droves. I have been finding some eggs, but I am pretty sure the egg laying is almost over.

I uploaded some video to You Tube of the migration. I have to figure out how to add it here.

I miss this place. School has been tough this year. I am too tired most nights. Hope everyone is well...
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:36 PM   #67
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I don't know how to embed video here, so I am attaching the link to one of the videos I uploaded to You Tube. I am not a videographer, but I wanted you guys to see the river of monarchs we got to see on Saturday morning! There were THOUSANDS flying out of the dunes! Such a beautiful site!




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Old 09-22-2010, 10:14 PM   #68
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Ahhhh I see you did get the video on, Thanks Lorax.
Bridget... I just sent a link over in your Private messages that may help you to inserting your own videos...
How wonderful it must have been to see something like that up close.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:18 PM   #69
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bridget, that is fascinating! How wonderful to see!
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:20 PM   #70
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Hey, I thought you were going to rest up for tomorrows flight .
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