Gulf Frittilaries

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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    We've been having quite a few Frits lately. It seems all those instars on the passion vine matured and are now flitting about. They seem particularly fond of the zinnias.
    Gulf Frittilary a.jpg Gulf Frittilary b.jpg
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Just beautiful Jane. We have Peacock and Red admiral butterflies here. They are always a welcome sight in the garden.
     
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    Most of ours are black with blue markings but I have no idea what they are !
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Any chance of you getting a photograph for us Mart?
     



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    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    Mart, could you have Black Swallowtails? They are lovely and very large. Some have more blue than others (don't ask me why!).
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    You have some beautiful butterflies there Jane.
    I enjoy your foto’s so much.
     
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    mart Strong Ash

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    Thats the ones I have MG ! Lately a few Tiger Swallowtails !
     
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    Mart, so happy to help identify your butterfly! Swallowtails lay eggs on parsley, dill, and lantana. I'd bet you have all three in your garden/yard!
     
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    Tetters Seedling

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    upload_2021-9-10_23-44-28.jpeg We have been watching moths just lately, and saw this one - pretty chalk carpet moth.
    The peacock and admiral butterflies have been more prolific here since I started the new flower beds, and I've spotted a few blues.
     
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