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Old 07-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #21
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Here ya go.... my new avatar!!! It fell from the heavens!!!
I saw your new avatar in a different thread and figured there was a story behind it. Fell from heaven, eh? What is it, a baby squirrel?
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:16 PM   #22
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had to share -
just hangin' out the other day and a few critters graced me with their presence.

visitor on the monarda - hummingbird moth - Hemaris thysbe

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can anyone can ID the two on the echinacea?
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:06 AM   #23
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The light yellowish colored flutterbie with the black spot on the echinacea is a cabbage moth. I feed those to my chickens. I've got a few nets I strategically place around the yard and I net them anytime I can get them. 1 day this year I netted 15 or maybe it was 16 within about 4-5 hours. It was a good day. I've got 3 little girls I call my garden gifts who come over and visit me.... I give them $1 for every cabbage moth they catch. They don't get many but.... it's nice having little kids running around here again and they get good exercise trying to net them. The cabbage moth isn't a native species.... it's a pretty destructive agricultural pest.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:17 AM   #24
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thanks equil!
<<<<love your new cute lil guy ; )
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I've not seen a hummingbird moth in quite a while. I miss them.

I think the one in the foreground is a skipper of some kind...not sure about the yellow one--a sulfur maybe? *Please remember I'm not one of the members good with butterfly IDs!*
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The light yellowish colored flutterbie with the black spot on the echinacea is a cabbage moth...
Gee, I should really learn to read ahead in threads before answering. I told you I wasn't very good at butterfly identification!

I think of cabbage moths as being white...I should know what those are! ...I feed their larvae to my frogs.
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I'm jealous of others photography talents! Nice pictures. Now Equil, is that a baby kangaroo?
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:05 AM   #28
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Here ya go.... my new avatar!!! It fell from the heavens!!!
What a cutie.....At first I thought what the heck is it, looking a bit kangaroo-ish. Are you nursing it?

bubbleoffplumb I'll look into my guide book for you on that darker specimen.
If I come up with anything but a skipper (Which it very well might be) I'll let you know.

And a great big thanks for such a nice comment coming in from Dapjwy.
Most of those were taken with my old camera. I miss taking close ups like I used to. This new toy is't capable of doing that.

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I have often felt that very same way but it also stimulates one into getting out and trying more or other options.
Soooo Let's see what you all have!
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Bogger> "Now Equil, is that a baby kangaroo?" I''ve got a kid here from Perth Australia and when he 1st looked in the carrier.... he asked the same thing. Too funny!!! It's a baby squirrel or rather.... it was a baby squirrel until I was "gifted" a new avatar for unwittingly typing the "Z" word!!!
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I got one.
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