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1st butterfly sighting in Ohio today!!!

Posted by mbhoneybee63 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 7, 11 at 21:07

I saw my first butterfly of the season today and couldn't be happier!!!! I am a mail carrier and saw either a comma or question mark today while on my route feeding on a violet. I was unable to tell which one for sure at a glance, but was surley surprised! Last year the first sighting was of a mourning cloak. Now if I could just corral them into my yard...


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RE: 1st butterfly sighting in Ohio today!!!

I saw my first Ohio moth of the year tonight. My wife and I were in our bedroom. My wife was just getting in the bed when she spotted something on a wall and asked me what it was. I walked over and found a female polyphemus. Always funny when these caterpillar escapees show up as moths at unexpected times and places.

KC


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Congrats on the Ohio butterfly and moth!
Question marks are one of the first butterflies I see in spring each year down here - I think they overwinter as adults.
And polyphemus moths are SO gorgeous! 'Just hope your gal draws in a male pal, KC! :)
Sherry


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That's great news honeybee! We should start seeing some in the coming weeks. I just looked at my file I keep and last year I had a Cabbage White on April 1 (they're usually the first ones I see), an Eastern Tailed Blue on April 2, and an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on April 9. Then it wasn't until May 1 when I saw another one (couldn't ID, as it was too far away). The butterflies didn't come here regularly until the middle of May. They'll be here before you know it.
Cathy


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Sherry,

I do have her outside on the outside chance (pun intended) that some wild male has decided to eclose 3 weeks earlier than usual. So far, no one has showed but that is what I expected. Supposed to be 80 here tomorrow which is not the norm but I still don't expect any males this early.

KC


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kcclark...your "sighting" was much more impressive than mine! :) I was outside in the 80 degree weather today getting my koi pond ready for the season and a cabbage white flew overhead a couple of times. I also spotted what I think to have been a dragonfly pass quickly through the yard. Yeah!!!!


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I saw my first gulf frit yesterday and released my third anise swallowtail yesterday as well. I was so excited because some years I don't see any gulf frits at all and last year I was thrilled when in July I saw a female gulf frit laying eggs on my passionvine, or at least what was left of it because I had just cut it severely back because it was taking over some pipe vine and I hadn't seen any gulf frits to speak of in a couple of years. In fact, I had just cut it back again earlier this week since I never expected to see one for a long while. When will I learn to be a bit more patient?

But things look promising. Murray


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Terrific news honeybee! It's so exciting to begin to see them again. I am in NW GA, and I am regularly seeing large Tigers come through now. I have had some overwintering Black Swallowtails to eclose in my garage, and I have officially seen 3 Monarchs come through my yard now!!~~Angie


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