Newest visitor to my Butterfly bushes

Discussion in 'Butterfly / Moth' started by Pinkiered, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Pinkiered

    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    While I was watering the butterfly bushes, I found this guy. Very pretty moth.

    When he stopped, it seemed he was resting. Once he almost fell off the butterfly bush. He did eat a little. But the closer I got, I saw worn spots on his wings and they looked a little ragged. Sadly, I think he was getting ready to die. Wish I had seen him around sooner! When he flew away, he didnt get far! He took a short rest on my Jammie leg!

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  3. bethie

    bethie Young Pine

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    What a cutie. He is a red admiral butterfly or as we like to say a red admirable. His larval food is nettles. 8)
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Great piccies Denee but it seems such a shame that butterflies have to die, sometimes just a few days after laying eggs, as they brighten our days with their presence.
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    Very pretty Denee!! I absolutely love all butterflies!!
     



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  6. Pinkiered

    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    Nettles?? I have tons of those around! Maybe Ill see more.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    He is a pretty one .Great pictures.
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    Really good pics, but it is sad that he is in such bad shape. I hope he has a peaceful passing. When I was little and would walk to my grandma's house I would find butterflies dead in the road and it always made me sad.
     
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    AWE. how pretty he is.... sad they only live a short time. great pic!
     

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