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Old 02-10-2009, 08:05 PM   #1
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Default Last butterfly of last year

I was going through my old pics while looking for one to add to the herp thread. This is like the 10th picture that I took through my new camera. I would be happy if someone could tell me what species it is. I know that it is fairly common. This was very late summer, so he was very docile.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
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He's handsome. Someone will probably know what he is. I don't. Have some fun while you wait for an id. http://pick4.pick.uga.edu/mp/20q?guide=Butterflies
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:15 AM   #3
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It's probably a Black Swallowtail; but there are a few other butterflies that are similar. The light seems to be playing with the colors and patterns on it's wings. A nice host plant for black swallowtails is the golden alexander (Zizia aurea).
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:58 PM   #4
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Lovely, just lovely.
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butterfly, year

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