Need a butterfly ID please

Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

Any clues as to what this tiny butterfly might be? It is so ragged, I can't really tell what it is. I am thinking it might be a female Eastern Tailed-Blue. That's the closest one in my Butterflies of GA guide. I never did see it with wings open. It is sitting on a blade of crabgrass in my buckwheat patch.

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Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

And another ID. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and is the black one a Pipevine?

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Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

Sachem?

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Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

Clouded Skipper? Pics 1 & 2 are one skipper, 3 & 4 a different one. There are so many skippers, and I'm easily confused...

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Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

Not a clue on this one.

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Lutz, FL(Zone 9b)

I would agree with your first two posts for sure. I don't know about the skippers though; they all look the same. Hopefully, some of the others will chime in. You could also post them on the daily butterflies thread; that's where most of us hang out.

Melanie

Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

Thanks Melanie, I'll post in the pics thread.

Sterling Heights, MI(Zone 5b)

Quote from beclu727 :
And another ID. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and is the black one a Pipevine?
i believe the black one is a black swallowtail..

Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

Quote from alternative0069 :
i believe the black one is a black swallowtail..



I posted this in the bug ID forum. The answer there was Pipevine. I think its a Pipevine because of the large patch of blue on the hindwing. see http://bugguide.net/node/view/38328
The black swallowtail has a more segmented blue pattern. http://bugguide.net/node/view/128276 http://bugguide.net/node/view/108953
I've had a black swallowtail here though. It had a lot more yellow on it than the one posted above.

Dacula, GA(Zone 7b)

Here's pics of the Black ST I've seen.

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Sterling Heights, MI(Zone 5b)

yes i do see the difference,thanks for the pics very nice ,

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