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Old 08-16-2012, 08:31 AM   #201
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Oh, and the spicebush swallowtails have found my new spicebush shrubs! I planted three just for them. Woohoo! Cute little guy.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #202
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LOTS of skippers in my yard this year....Must be doing something right!
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:05 AM   #203
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Oh, and the spicebush swallowtails have found my new spicebush shrubs! I planted three just for them. Woohoo! Cute little guy.
Congratulations, linrose! We put in three spicebush this year, but they're tiny. Here's hoping for swallowtails sometime soon.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:28 PM   #204
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Perfect timing on that spicebush swallowtail cat.... I was just lusting for some. I plated spicebushes years ago and not once have I ever seen a cat on any of mine and I was complaining to my husband about it and he asked what they looked like so now I can show him your photo.... which is really cute to boot!!!!
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:04 PM   #205
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Ailunthus webworm moth on meadowsweet (I think)
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:27 PM   #206
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I haven't seen any Spicebush caterpillars on my plants so far this year. I'm waiting for those butterflies to return after the 2011 drought debacle. I've seen the caterpillars every year after planting the host plants...except for this current year! I miss them!
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #207
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Although it's called 'Common Buckeye' it's not very common in my area. It was a nice surprise to see this one.

~Butterfly & Moth Photos~ 2012-buckeye_1.jpg ~Butterfly & Moth Photos~ 2012-buckeye_2.jpg


These Great Spangled Fritillaries were feasting on the native swamp thistle (Cirsium muticum).

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Old 08-19-2012, 07:01 AM   #208
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True beauty basking in the sun!
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Speaking of Common Buckeye, here's one of the caterpillars I found on Agalinis plants! Last night we got a real rain (2 1/4 inch), which should help with the host plants, which have suffered from lack of rain.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:01 PM   #210
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It's always nice to see what they look like before they become butterflies! I'll keep an eye out for that one ButterflyLinda. Common buckeyes are very common around here, nice find for you NEWisc! I love their pattern and coloration.
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