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CLOSED: A few Id's please

White lk, MI(Zone 5a)

This is my first year fallling in love with butterflies. Help me out .

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White lk, MI(Zone 5a)

and this one

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White lk, MI(Zone 5a)

one more

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Wynantskill, NY(Zone 5a)

Sandy, your first butterfly is a black swallowtail, the second is a red-spotted purple, the last a monarch. I'm glad you are enjoying attracting butterflies to your yard. It is wonderful to me to see them flitting from flower to flower. The next time you are near a big bookstore, you might want to get the National Audubon Society's Pocket Guide for Familiar Butterflies of North America. I have really enjoyed my guide, and I participated in a butterfly count in my area a few years ago using it to help me identify butterflies. Now, I just enjoy identifying them for myself. Send more pictures when you have time. Linda

White lk, MI(Zone 5a)

Thanks Linda, I will get a field guide as soon as can put this camera down.

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