This Week's Butterflies 4/30

susanlynne48(OKC7a)May 2, 2012

Well, I keep expecting the numbers to diminish rather than increase, but increase they have. So far this week, I had tbe following:

Mourning Cloaks (around 7-8 now, including males that just showed up)

Red Admirals

Question Marks

Hackberry Emperors

Tawny Emperor, new this week

Nessus Sphinx - not a butterfly, but so cute

Variegated Fritillaries

Painted Ladies

American Ladies\

Buckeyes

Checkered Skipper

Funereal Duskywing - so pretty

Monarch\

Clouded Sulphur

Sleepy Orange

Orange Sulphur

Gray Hairsteak

Walnut Sphinx (found resting on the grass)

I think that's all! What are you guys seeing?

Susan

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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

Susan, I'm seeing pretty much the same as you. It's amazing how many BFs are hanging around. The QMs must have just eclosed, as I've got a second rush of them. I had a Mourning Cloak on my patio yesterday. I'm also seeing Checkered Whites and Cabbage Whites. I've got more eggs on the cassia plants than leaves!

Haven't seen any Tawny's yet. I'm still seeing Gulf Fritillaries daily.

Sandy

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 9:49AM
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caterwallin

The butterflies I've been seeing the most are Wild Indigo Duskywings, which continue to hang out at our driveway. I also see Pipevine, Giant, and Black Swallowtails, but they're probably the ones I've released. :) Yesterday I saw a Red-spotted Purple for the first time this year. Others I've been seeing here are the Clouded Sulphur, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, American Lady (two were laying eggs on the pussytoes and Pearly Everlasting one day),and Question Mark. I keep watching for Red Admirals but haven't seen any yet. I thought I saw a Variegated Fritillary flying in the yard the other day, but it was too far away and too fast to make a positive ID. My son said that he saw a Pipevine Swallowtail hovering around the pipevine yesterday, so there might be some eggs out there. The "funny" thing about butterfly gardening is that there's always so much to try to keep after the gardens that I feel like I don't have time to raise butterflies. The work part of it takes over the fun part of it. I used to have to save every single butterfly cat, but that is extremely hard to do and have energy left for anything else. I don't regret getting into butterfly gardening and find it fun if you can set limits. There gets to be a point where you can become enslaved to it. Just sayin'...
Cathy

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 4:13PM
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