I thought I saw a buckeye butterfly - I did! I did!

jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)July 17, 2011

This morning I was doing some much needed yard work and I thought I disturbed a buckeye out of the grass but I had a wheelbarrow full of dirt and I didn't stop to look closer.

This afternoon one showed up in the garden! I love these butterflies - they always look like they do little piroutes . Last year I had them by the dozen and they would congregate on the dwarf zinnias.

This one was a little camera shy so I tried to keep a distance.

My coneflowers look pathetic this year, if we don't get some rain soon my whole garden is going to dry up!

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Beautiful buckeye!


    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 12:13AM
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Do you have verbena bonariensis? That seems to be the Buckeyes' favorite thing in my yard. When my sedum blooms, I see them on that too but it doesn't bloom nearly as long as the Verbena B.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 2:08PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

No Christie I don't have any verbena bonariensis, it's not hardy to my zone. I do have sedums and that was a favorite with the buckeyes. I also had some short orange cosmos last year and they liked those. I was going to plant some snapdragons this year and I forgot, I'm not sure what else is a host plant for them.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2011 at 9:58PM
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