pretty butterfly on lantana

kbugsAugust 1, 2008

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vicki7(z7 N.Ga.)

That is so beautiful. I haven't seen that many butterflies this year for some reason. Thanks for sharing... Vicki

    Bookmark   August 3, 2008 at 2:56PM
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mk87

Gorgeous! It's funny you should post this, because for the first time since last year, this weekend, those pretty, large dark blue butterflies showed up in my lantanta again! I thought maybe my overzealous-ness in the Japanese Beetle war might have killed them off too, but I was so happy to see them again! I love lantana. I am SO happy to live in a climate where it's beautiful and it comes back, but it doesn't seem to take over and become a nuisance!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 8:01AM
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satellitehead(z8 ATL Metro)

Papilio Alexanor, subspecieis 'Glaucus', aka "Southern Swallowtail", aka "Eastern Tiger Swallowtail" (I've heard both used)

I'm not a scientist, so can't tell you more. Used to collect butterflies as a kid, and it's clearly a swallowtail.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2008 at 2:45PM
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