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Imagemarsue
Oct 25, 2010 5:33 AM CST
Name: Marilyn (Mau)
South-central Missouri-in the
Zone 6b
We came from here:

http://cubits.org/butterflygarden/thread/view/35880/#new_pos...

I'll start this thread with a pic of a monarch on milkweed. I haven't seen many monarchs this year but the cloudless sulphurs are having a banner year around here! I counted at least 9 of them on one Hot Lips salvia bush the other day! Unfortunately, they were flitting around much too fast for me to get a photo.

Although similar, this is not the same photo that I used at the beginning of the previous thread. I just took this photo a couple of days ago.

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ImageTexasPuddyPrint
Oct 25, 2010 8:39 AM CST
Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
Was at the NBC park yesterday. A couple of Two Barred Flashers and a Great Purple Hairstreak but nothing uncommon or rare.

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Funny thing though - I collected a bunch of rotting tangerines that had fallen to the ground - danged woodpeckers and opossums love my tangerine tree and I think I end up with more on the ground than the tree! Anyway took a bucket of the fallen and rotting tangerines with me to the park. Within mere seconds a bunch of Tawny Emperors were flitting around the bucket - and I even had it closed with the lid!!!

As you can see by the fruit basket - which is full of cut tangerines - they really do like the stuff!!!

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Everyone who saw that basket from afar kept saying it looked like a giant Sweet Gum Tree seed pod with all those butterflies forming the spikes :o)

~ Cat

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

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ImageKLStuart
Oct 25, 2010 8:54 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Thumbs up SO cool!
Imagemarsue
Oct 25, 2010 10:25 AM CST
Name: Marilyn (Mau)
South-central Missouri-in the
Zone 6b
I agree Thumbs up They were thirsty!! Hilarious!
ImageTexasPuddyPrint
Oct 25, 2010 1:39 PM CST
Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
Was out in the yard a few minutes ago and photographed a Curve-Winged Metalmark (Emesis emesia) enjoying nectar from the eupatorium (Bluemist flower) bush in my yard. An uncommon butterfly that is a new yard species for me!

~ Cat

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My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

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ImageHenryr10
Oct 25, 2010 7:01 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Cat a lot of your 'nothing uncommon or rare' are Extremely Rare or nonexistent here.
Please keep posting them.
Lovely!

Ric
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
Imagemarsue
Oct 25, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Name: Marilyn (Mau)
South-central Missouri-in the
Zone 6b
I've never heard of, much less seen, some of the butterflies you mention, Cat. Please do keep those photos coming! Thumbs up
ImageLindaTX8
Oct 25, 2010 9:19 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
Nice! Have to admit, never heard of that metalmark. More American Ladies here...they really like those Golden-Eye blooms!Thumb of 2010-10-26/LindaTX8/2802f7
Sulfurs, bees and various skippers like those also.
ImageTexasPuddyPrint
Oct 25, 2010 10:37 PM CST
Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
Thanks ya'll. Am still envious of those who get Tigers, Zebra Swallowtails, Red Spotted Purples, Viceroy's, Milbert's and such that we don't get this far south.

Am truly suprised to see some uncommon butterflies showing up in my yard since those folks that came last Thursday to clean out my flowerbeds - pruned and trimed and literally cut back everything! The duranta has a few blooms - only because the woman pruning couldn't reach the top! Other than that only one bluemist bush is in bloom and she really did a cut job on that! Considering the scarceness (sp?) of flowers it is a miracle!!! Even the poor lone porterweed got it's head lopped off. Hopefully they'll put out new blooms soon!!!

Well, we have a meeting with Glassberg tomorrow afternoon to work out who will leading what trips for the biennial meeting. Am really looking forward to seeing some great butterflies during out fall season count and the trips. I'll be leading a group out towards the Padre Island area - sure do hope we get to see some Blue Metalmarks and Xami Hairstreaks there!

~ Cat

ps...figured I'd show off this little bitty scorpion. One of the men that showed up at the NBC park on Sunday found it in Zapata, TX and wanted to show it to us. I had no idea there were scorpions were so small. We put a dime in the box for a size reference. This one even had babies on its back!!! Can't remember the name but he said it was named after Ro Wauer.

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My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

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Imagestormyla
Oct 26, 2010 4:58 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thank you Ric. Cat That basket of butterflies is amazing!
Imagemarsue
Oct 26, 2010 5:58 PM CST
Name: Marilyn (Mau)
South-central Missouri-in the
Zone 6b
Wow, on that pic of the scorpion! I had no idea that scorpions carried their babies on their back. Amazing!
ImageTexasPuddyPrint
Oct 26, 2010 6:48 PM CST
Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
Was out at the NBC park today. Nothing out of the ordinary but did get to see a Two Barred Flasher, a couple of Zebra Heliconians, a Cassius Blue, Florida White, several Crimson Patch, a good couple of dozen of Mexican Bluewings and tons of Tawny Emperors on the fruit and bait.

Sure do love the color of those Mexican Bluewings!!!
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Zebra Heliconian
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~ Cat
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

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

ImageLindaTX8
Oct 26, 2010 6:58 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
Pretty butterflies, Cat! And this looks like Checkered White, I think?
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And also I saw a Common Mestra today...hadn't seen one this year until now! They're so cute!
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ImageRidesredmule
Oct 26, 2010 7:04 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Wow! Girls, those are beautiful. Really love the blue/white.
ImageTexasPuddyPrint
Oct 26, 2010 7:06 PM CST
Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
Checkered White it is!!! Haven't seen any of those in some time now. For a while there we had a mass emergence of them when all the wild pepperweed was growing - but it has since died out and they are far and few between.

~ Cat
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

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

Imagejmorth
Oct 27, 2010 12:03 AM CST
central Illinois
that bluewing is a beauty
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Imagewildflowers
Oct 27, 2010 7:35 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
I also enjoyed seeing those southern butterflies that I don't see around here. I've been seeing lots of large sulphurs.

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ImageLindaTX8
Oct 27, 2010 6:31 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
Today we drove out to Bandera and Hondo and back. Saw a few Monarchs flying by as we went! Go Monarchs....heading south!
ImageHenryr10
Oct 27, 2010 6:48 PM CST
Name: Ric
Cincinnati, Oh
Well we are up to 45 different butterflies and moths this Summer.
ID'd two last night.
Still have about a dozen moths and Duskywings to go.
They are HARD to ID.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnranimals/collections/72157624...

Tentatively ID's as Juvenal's Duskywing.
Shot 4th of July.
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Gray Hairstreak shot last week.
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“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
C.S. Lewis
ImageTexasPuddyPrint
Oct 27, 2010 7:14 PM CST
Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
Ric -- Nice dorsal shot of the Gray HS. Love to watch those butterflies catching the rays!

We had our Fall Season NABA Count today. Tentatively 105 species but we are missing one of the leader lists - perhaps will be able to add a few more when the grand total is obtained.

We saw all the usual suspects but the hightlights were:

Band Celled Sister
Banded Peacock
Coyote Cloudywing
Falcate Skipper
Malachite
Orange Barred Sulphur
Red Rim
Spot Celled Sister
Violet Banded Skipper

~ Cat
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

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

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