The Zebras are back!

sis3May 14, 2012

Please forgive my excitement. I haven't seen a Zebra Longwing the last two years!

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    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 8:42PM
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aroidgardener(9b/central FL)

And they are on a white Buddleia too! I have a white Buddleia and the butterflies never touch it.

Beautiful pics...thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 9:27PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

They are runaway most common butterfly in my garden even in winter. Do you have any passion flower around that is the host plant for them ?? gary

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 3:13AM
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I have them in my garden this year too. Like you, I hadn't seen them in two years.

Great photo's. :o)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 6:14AM
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Great pics

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 9:14AM
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I've had several types of passionflower in my yard for 4 years and this is the spring they finally came to my yard in noticeable presence. The yellow stripes are almost flourescent yellow-green, very pretty as they float around.


    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 9:49AM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Lucky you! Those are my favorites - & the state butterfly as well.

I haven't seen any around here for years, but you're giving me hope.....

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 12:09PM
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This should be the year for everyone in zones 8 and 9. The winter was very warm and many survived in zones 9A and B.

Freezes wipe them out and also their chrysalises apparently. I have had lots for about two months now. I didn't have any until mid June last year.

I have virtually every major large butterfly identified in my county visiting my property with some regularity--no Zebra Longwings, though. I do see them in a nearby park.

In my garden it's the Year of the Butterflies.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 5:31PM
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