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Imagemarsue
Sep 24, 2010 6:32 AM CST
Name: Marilyn (Mau)
South-central Missouri-in the
Zone 6b
This is a new thread--the other one was getting long:

We came from here:

http://cubits.org/butterflygarden/thread/view/32399/

Kelly: that aster is a Monarch magnet, indeed! Love the release photos--sure hope you can get the video posted on youtube so we can see it.

A repeat of a photo I took this past week:
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ImageKLStuart
Sep 24, 2010 7:01 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
This was yesterday morning! Guess we can't load video here, so I'll have to get it on utube at some point. Video of them emerging was cool. The last one came out this morning, and my daughter got to have breakfast with a monarch. Waiting until it warms up a bit to release it. The one on the morning glory vines is the bent wing baby. He could fly some, but not super well. Eventually took off to where I couldn't keep track of him, so maybe he figured it out...

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ImageKLStuart
Sep 24, 2010 7:26 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Just found this picture on my daughter's camera. I think this is what they had earlier this month and were calling a monarch... pretty sure that's not it :) What would this beauty be?

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ImageRidesredmule
Sep 24, 2010 7:28 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Love your Butterflies. Just get us a link and we will watch them. Sure do enjoy the pictures...
Imagewildflowers
Sep 24, 2010 7:43 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Thank you for the new link Mau!! Thumbs up

Beautiful Monarchs!! That other one sure looks like a Gulf Fritillary.
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ImageKLStuart
Sep 24, 2010 8:05 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Thanks!
Imagejmorth
Sep 24, 2010 11:13 PM CST
central Illinois
This one is new to me. Anyone familiar with it?Thumb of 2010-09-25/jmorth/7570fe Thumb of 2010-09-25/jmorth/a31b71
Checkered Skipper - found it...
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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Imagejmorth
Sep 25, 2010 11:01 AM CST
central Illinois
dorsal wing viewThumb of 2010-09-25/jmorth/2cefec Hairstreak Thumb of 2010-09-25/jmorth/3797ae
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Imagejmorth
Sep 25, 2010 11:05 AM CST
central Illinois
Hairstreak close upThumb of 2010-09-25/jmorth/f09ed1 posterior view Thumb of 2010-09-25/jmorth/05ee04
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
ImageLindaTX8
Sep 25, 2010 3:20 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
Just emerged today, a Two-tailed Tiger that oddly enough, didn't mind posing on its special first day as a full-fledged butterfly.
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ImageKLStuart
Sep 25, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Beautiful Linda!
Imagejmorth
Sep 25, 2010 5:36 PM CST
central Illinois
very special
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
ImageRidesredmule
Sep 25, 2010 5:47 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Quite Beautiful. Looks like Triple tail to me.
ImageHenryr10
Sep 25, 2010 10:17 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Lovely Linda!

jmorth odd that you would post that Checker.
I just found my first one today at the Fall RU....

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Ric
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagejmorth
Sep 25, 2010 11:35 PM CST
central Illinois
That is kind of strange. The day I posted it was my first sighting ever. Then, this morning I noted one by the back door (w/o pic).
I did find a Painted Lady. They've been relatively scarce this year; some years they're 'thick as thieves'.Thumb of 2010-09-26/jmorth/e8942f
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Imagemarsue
Sep 26, 2010 5:17 AM CST
Name: Marilyn (Mau)
South-central Missouri-in the
Zone 6b
Great photos everyone! I was thrilled yesterday to see a Tiger swallowtail flying around my yard. It was a first sighting for me in my own yard. I even had some gardening friends as witnesses and also had my camera out and ready but the thing wouldn't land long enough for me to get a photo! GRRRRRR

However, I did manage to capture these photos of an EBST who was quite happy to pose for me.
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ImageHenryr10
Sep 26, 2010 9:25 AM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Note a Black Swallowtail Mau.
No red spots low or yellow bar on the top section of the wings.
Either a Pipevine or a Black Form Tiger Female.
I'm betting on the Tiger.
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
ImageTexasPuddyPrint
Sep 26, 2010 6:43 PM CST
Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
Mau...that poor female BST is well worn. She must've been out on several egg laying missions :o)
It's not a female dark form Tiger. Am leaning towards a worn BST due to the worn out double white spots on the forewing bottom margin, the faded hindwing red/orange eyespots and the thorax spots...although am puzzled that it is missing the spots on the abdomen - could be worn or covered - just seems odd not to even see one. Hmmm...maybe I'm wrong - with all the days I've had to work late and all the rain we've gotten - it's been a while since I've seen a BST!

Here's a fresh female BST for comparision.

~ Cat

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Love was in the air at the ranch. Some Common Checkered Skippers came out during a brief respite in the rain.

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...and yes, a steady drizzle on Saturday lasted for several hours. Brother was on the tractor pulling out some pesky huisache trees for me - I've slowly been working on a couple of acres planting purchased native nectar sources to make one main spot for the butterflies to congregate. With all the good rain the ranch has gotten this past week I hope to get Brother back out there to dig up and transplant some native Sweet Brush, Barbados Cherry and Lantana to that spot too :o)

Here's a photo of dear Brother hard at work in the pouring rain!!! Don't feel sorry for him - he loves it! He hadn't been out to the ranch in months and was itching to hop on the tractor and get dirty! Men and their toys!!!

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ps...sister in law and I are sitting in the golf cart - covered top sheltered from the rain!!! Hey, we're there for moral support! :o)
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

http://community.webshots.com/user/TraylorCatPuddyPrint

ImageLindaTX8
Sep 26, 2010 8:23 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
DH loves those big toys, also. Even though he can't use them anymore!
Imagewildflowers
Sep 27, 2010 7:07 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
It looks like brother has a roof over his head... LOL and my dh would probably be in toy heaven if he had a tractor like that!! He talks about needing one all the time!

I've been seeing these large sulphurs around...they're prettier in person!
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