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pretty butterfly on lantana

Posted by kbugs (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 1, 08 at 17:54


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RE: pretty butterfly on lantana

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

RE: pretty butterfly on lantana

  • Posted by mk87 7b/8a (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 4, 08 at 8:01

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!

RE: pretty butterfly on lantana

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.

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