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Old 11-12-2012, 12:53 PM   #281
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"I DID capture a shot of that yellow butterfly after all!" Sure glad somebody got that little bugger!!!
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #282
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I finally got a bunch of butterflies here, too! Long-tailed skippers, Fiery skippers and lots of brown ones I don't know. And Gulf Coast Fritillaries like ya'll have, and many, many Queens. Also: Some Monarchs, Painted Ladies, Buckeyes, a Dog-faced Sulphur, Red Admiral, Giant and Tiger swallowtails, Pipevine Swallowtail...they just love my Eupatoriums! But the prize was three Julia Longwings---I haven't seen any of these for several years.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:50 AM   #283
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Dandy snapshots scarecrowsdrm, as are everyones! A fun thread to follow.

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #284
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:11 PM   #285
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I finally got a bunch of butterflies here, too! Long-tailed skippers, Fiery skippers and lots of brown ones I don't know. And Gulf Coast Fritillaries like ya'll have, and many, many Queens. Also: Some Monarchs, Painted Ladies, Buckeyes, a Dog-faced Sulphur, Red Admiral, Giant and Tiger swallowtails, Pipevine Swallowtail...they just love my Eupatoriums! But the prize was three Julia Longwings---I haven't seen any of these for several years.
Lucky you! Look at 'em all!

I was so relieved when I opened the pictures and realized that they weren't flocking to a butterfly bush! Great draw with the Eupatorium. Go natives!

I've never even heard of a Julia Longwings--let alone seen one. Thank you for sharing.
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I almost jumped out of my chair yesterday when I saw a Gulf Fritillary. I haven't seen any butterflies for a while now. It made my day. That Julia is beautiful, it's related to the Gulf Fritillary but it doen't live here. I think they are spectacular butterflies.
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I almost jumped out of my chair yesterday when I saw a Gulf Fritillary. I haven't seen any butterflies for a while now. It made my day. That Julia is beautiful, it's related to the Gulf Fritillary but it doen't live here. I think they are spectacular butterflies.
As you know, I'm quite a bit north of you...and I was very surprised to see a butterfly land on the cuff of my jeans yesterday. It flew over to the side of the house where I got its picture. I'm not good with butterfly IDs, but I'm thinking comma or question mark. ...?

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Old 11-19-2012, 09:43 PM   #288
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Lucky you! Look at 'em all!

I was so relieved when I opened the pictures and realized that they weren't flocking to a butterfly bush! Great draw with the Eupatorium. Go natives!

I've never even heard of a Julia Longwings--let alone seen one. Thank you for sharing.
Sure thing...I still had bunches this weekend in spite of some pretty cold nights. The Julias tend to be more tropical than the Gulf Fritillary, as far as I know.

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Sure thing...I still had bunches this weekend in spite of some pretty cold nights. The Julias are related to the Gulf Fritillary, but tend to be more tropical, as far as I know.

They actually look kind of tropical now that you mention it.
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As you know, I'm quite a bit north of you...and I was very surprised to see a butterfly land on the cuff of my jeans yesterday. It flew over to the side of the house where I got its picture. I'm not good with butterfly IDs, but I'm thinking comma or question mark. ...?
I'm kinda lazy when it comes to identifying these lovely butterflies, and inspecific as it may be, I just refer to 'em all as Questionmarks and let someone else sort 'em out.
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