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  1. Pinkiered

    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    The butterflies have found my butterfly bush! YAY! There were two of these butterflies the same day on the bush. Dont know if it was same one but boy are they pretty. The wind was blowing hard so they didnt stop moving thier wings while they dined.
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    I have alot of dragonflies and damselflies in the yard. They have been moving in the last week. The damselflies move so fast and are very camera shy. I have been able to get a pic of them yet. Rob took these pics yesterday. The dragonflies seem to love my morning glories.
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    Im trying to catch a damselfly on camera. They are delicate and tiny. They look like little jewels with tiny wings.
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    Those are the same butterflies I have seen on my butterfly bush and my lantana!! Oh they are soooo gorgeous!!
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    I just love butterfly .They are just so graceful.These are excellent.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Wowee wowee wow Denee! Great butterfly photos. I like how you captured the motion of the wings.

    And dragonflies in the same set photos as well. I love it. Dragonflies look alien, they interest me so much.
     



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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    WOW that's an Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly!!!

    Aren't you lucky?!!! :D

    We don't get butterflies as amazing as that here in Scotland. :(
    Great pics of the dragonflies - I'm really impressed!! :-D
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    What a shame Eileen as they are so plentiful is this area .I love the dragon fly too
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    Thank you Eileen!!! That's the name!! John and I should really be ashamed since John's dad has collected butterflies since before John was born and I have been around his collections for 14 years now!!!
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    I saw one in the yard a few mins today! He just flew around. There was an all black one with just a touch of blue but I didnt have the camera on me! So I went to grab it and came out and saw this little guy sunning himself in my driveway! My yard is ALIVE!!!

    A small monarch? If it is, then just just come out of its cocoon. It was fanning its wings. Then would fly in a very low circle and land. Its flying was alittle off. Then after about 10 mins of this, he just took of like a bat out of...... h....e....double hockeysticks.

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  9. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Denee,
    Your small butterfly is a Gulf Fritillary. It's caterpillar is most likely what has been feasting on your passion vine since that is it's food source.
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    I read up on this butterfly and see that alot are found on passion vines. I havent seen this caterpillar on my vine but if I do, he/she can stay. What a pretty little thing!
     

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