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Old 02-11-2012, 02:32 AM   #1
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I love this video. Lots of butterflies flying around, though I notice something about the swallowtail. Not all of the black ones seem to be the same species. Some are the black female form to the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, but others might be Pipevine Swallowtail. What do you all think?
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:58 AM   #2
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Difficult to say for certain from the fleeting images - when it comes to wing patterns, both species exhibit some sexual dimorphism as well as individual variation. BTW, there was a nice close-up of silver-spotted skippers, Epargyreus clarus (Lepidoptera: Herperiidae).
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