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Viewing all entries from Photography Contest 2010: Butterflies, Caterpillars and Moths

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By ngam
This big moth spent a rainy night in the garage.


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By ngam
Large moth back in the garden.


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By ehartlaub
Monarch butterfly on a cup plant in the garden.


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By ehartlaub
Monarch larvae eating our fennel.


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By ctbig
Lunchtime


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By marilus
Lantana Bush with visiting butterfly


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By marilus
Hawk Moth (hummingbird moth) at Lantana Bush


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By tillerrat
Garden visitor.


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By shihtzumom
Beautiful moth


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By shihtzumom
The beauty of a butterfly


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By Panama_Jack


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By Shers101
This butterfly was so beautiful. I couldn't take enough pictures of it.


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By Shers101
I love the colors of this shot, and the second butterfly in the background.


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By fmlyof5
A newly hatched Monarch spends time drying its wings
on 12 year old Great Dane, Zenas head


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By Vincyman
I was lucky to catch this beautiful White Peacock butterfly at rest in focus.


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By Vincyman
Banded Spinx moth not very camouflaged on my fence.


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By XXXXX2
Monarch caterpillar feeding on milkweed.


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By goofballTex
A butterfly on Texas thistle outside a ranch in west Texas


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By goofballTex
A butterfly on Texas thistle in Crockett County, Texas


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By bobyrd
Moths love lantana too!


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By bobyrd
Lantana is one of the major attractions for butterflies in my garden!


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By fmlyof5
Yellow Swallowtail enjoys lunch on a Buddleia "Black Knight"


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By flowAjen
Gray Hairstreak on Autumn Joy Sedum


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By flowAjen
Painted Lady on Autumn Joy Sedum


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By sunnyg


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By VA_Wild_Rose
Double vision... two Tiger Swallowtails (one behind the other one) feeding in a meadow.


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By VA_Wild_Rose
Trying to blend in... A Postman Butterfly trying to match it's surroundings.


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By Pats3
Shy Moth Sept 2010


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By Pats3
Future Swallowtail - May 2010


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By ducbucln
I enjoy watching my hummingbirds when they're collecting nectar from the Hollyhocks in my garden. This Swallowtail butterfly seemed to enjoy the blooms too.


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By ducbucln
While photographing birds in my garden, I noticed this Swallowtail butterfly land on a dahlia bloom.


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By jewoldsen
Mother Monarch should lecture her children on stripping the butterfly weed overnight.


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By jewoldsen
Did you ever wonder what happens to the Monarch caterpiller's skin when it molts? Now you know.


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By IvoryBill
This butterfly landed on my Mom's finger. The camera strap was around her wrist, so I carefully took this picture. We were in Macaw Mountain Copan Honduras.


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By kays_camelot
Butterfly+bush


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By mcash70
Tiger Swallowtail on a Lilac bloom.


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By mcash70
Silvery Blue Butterfly.


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By plantladylin
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly perched on an Echinacea bloom.


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By plantladylin
Long-tailed Skipper, they love the Lantana blooms.


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By grits74571
Painted Lady on a purple Coneflower


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By Laurieszy
Butterfly on hanging basket


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By Laurieszy
Monarch on Hydrangea


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By DebinSC
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Lantana.


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By DebinSC
Hairstreak on Veronica.


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By robinfay1
"Caterpiller Helping to Clean the Sawdust off my Tools", Los Gatos, California


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By robinfay1
Moth drawn to the lamp in the house. Los Gatos, California


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By Roly0217
Mangrove Buckeye


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By Roly0217
Atala Hairstreak


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By momoftwo607
One of our Monarch Butterflies that we watched grow and change.


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By WaterCan2
Black Swallowtail


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By ridesredmule
Caught this butterfly at just the right time.


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By momoftwo607
Luna moth caterpillar


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By luvsgrtdanes
Monarch on Phlox


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By beckygardener
Queen butterfly on a Moonflower bloom.


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By beckygardener
White Peacock butterfly resting on a blooming Cassia tree.


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By JulieQ
The "eyes" have it.... A Buckeye butterfly on the Black-eyed Susans.


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By Sheila_FW
Last look before my hand raised Giant Swallowtail took flight!


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By DayBloomer
A beautiful Zebra Swallowtail on my butterfly bush in the backyard.


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By DayBloomer
A Luna Moth looking through the screen of the ice cream parlor.


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By ecrane3
Butterfly enjoying Buddleia asiatica


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By NancySLAZ
An interesting contrast of black and white in the Butterfly Exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ.


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By adinamiti
On the field.


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By cactus_lover


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By fgarrison


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By Horsebalm
May the Monarch butterfly live! Fist year of planting A. tuberosa in my garden.


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By poisondartfrog
Caterpillar circus


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By Floridian
A newly tagged and released Monarch nectaring on Goldenrod in preparation of the next leg of its migration to Mexico and Central America


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By htop
Mexican Flame Vine, Orange Glow Vine (Senecio confusus) still blooming in November and the butterflies are enjoying the nectar as they migrate.


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By Mrs_Ed
Regal Fritillary


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By P_Edens
This Longwing Butterfly was photographed in July, 2010 at the Cockrell Butterfly Center in Houston, Texas.


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By Mrs_Ed
Giant Swallowtail


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By P_Edens
This soon-to-be Monarch Butterfly still in its chrysalis stage was photographed in July, 2009 in Missouri City, Texas.


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By kudrick
Butterfly on Butterfly bush


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By htop
A female gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) visiting flowers on a Mexican milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) with the ventral spots glistening gold on the left and silver on the right.


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By PNWMountainGirl
This little guy was attracted to the blue sweater.


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By Rarejem


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By nsforager
Monarch Butterfly


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By nsforager
Monarch in the woods


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By ClanCampbell
Wild Aster and a Monarch butterfly on a country road in Iowa


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By ClanCampbell
The Monarchs were feasting on the wildflowers before heading south for the winter.


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By WaterCan2
Tiger Swallowtail, backlit.


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By AngryRedHead
Caterpillars on Sunflowers.


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By AngryRedHead
Caterpillar on a Firecracker Plant.


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By yarok
Cynthia Vanessa cardui on bougainvillea, My garden, Kibbutz Nirim Israel


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By yarok
Danaus chrysippus on Rosemary


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By Crit
Enjoying the nectar on tall orange zinnia


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By Crit
Gulf Fritterary on orange zinnia.


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By kacton
This is a tiger swallowtail butterfly enjoying our butterfly bushes in New Jersey. We have 6 different butterfly bushes and spend summer afternoons butterfly watching.


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By kacton
A monarch butterfly enjoying our butterfly bushes in New Jersey. There were many other monarchs on this bush at the same time, however this butterfly just kept posing for us.


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By DMgardener
Tiger Swallotail on a purple Butterfly bush


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By mygardens
The common name for this caterpillar is "Virginian Tiger Moth" or "Tiger Moth." It is frequently more tan or yellow and eats weeds or leafy plants.


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By shive
Buckeye butterfly on Black Knight butterfly bush.


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By Kiyzersoze
Cute Caterpillar getting ready to become a beautiful butterfly.


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By diggo1
Polyphemus moth in my veggie sink.


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By Kiyzersoze
Florida butterfly flitting over my Vitex


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By marblecreek
A Monarch Butterfly finds sweet necter on a pink zinna


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By marblecreek
This butterfly was found resting on the wet grass, probably getting a drink.


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By adinamiti
Morning nap.


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By kellydz
The zinnias were a hit with the butterflies and hummingbirds this year.


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By kellydz


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By locakelly
Hornworms love more than just tomatoes! I disturbed this one munching my Cape Honeysuckle...


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By UncleGreenthumb
In the "Wayne National Forest" summer of 2010


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By UncleGreenthumb
Red spotted Purple on Black Night butterfly bush. Taken in backyard late summer of 2010.


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By Jimenez_Garden
My first Butterfly on my Butterfly bush


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By mygardens
A Danaus plexippus caterpillar beginning it's pupation on the leaf of a Butterfly weed. It will become a Monarch Butterfly.


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By jmorth
Hummingbird Moth/nicotiana


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By nanny_56
2 Black Swallowtail Butterflies


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By nanny_56
Eastern Swallowtail on the echinacea.


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By henryr10
Clearwing


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By henryr10
Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


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By dragonfly62
Swallowtail


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By drumlin
This is a very healthy Monarch Caterpillar enjoying it's stay on Butterfly Weed. Taken in my Mom's butterfly garden.


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By drumlin
This is a close up of a Monarch Caterpillar feasting on Butterfly Weed. Taken in Mom's butterfly garden in Rhode Island.


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By Buttoneer
Imperial Moth


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By Pughbear7
Close up Monarch caterpillar


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By flfwrs


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By flfwrs


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By Viceroy
Queen butterfly on Eupatorium.


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By Viceroy
Gulf fritillary on Red Pentas


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By HoneybeeNC
Julia Butterflies


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By Gecko111
Saddleback Caterpillar in my yard


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By Gecko111
Screen moth


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By evansonart
Monarch and Purple Zinnia: This is one of my favorite photos that I took during the 2010 butterfly season. We raised and release monarchs and other butterflies during the summer. We also tag the monarchs.


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By evansonart
Common Sulphur Butterfly and Zinnia Photo: This little sulphur is taking a deep drink of nectar. We got to raise one of these little guys from an egg for the first time in 2010.


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By pixie62560


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By shive
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail female and Monarch butterfly nectaring on a Royal Red butterfly bush.


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By Sheila_FW
Photo I took at the moment a Monarch butterfly flips out of the chrysalis. It will hang and use stored fluids to expand it's wings, then allow them to harden. Just 10 days earlier it was a caterpillar!


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By Baynanno1
Privet Hawk Moth Caterpillar in a pose reminiscent of the Caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland.


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By busybee
A clerodendrun is a great butterfly magnet. They seem to love this flower.


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By Blucile
Black Swallowtail that I raised inside on fennel and released after emerging from Chrysalis. Enjoying the Garden Phlox


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By IRIS
I had placed a brown cardboard in the flowerbed for a background before this photo was taken, I believe it added nice depth to this photo.


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By IRIS
color splash


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By jmorth
Buckeye


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By khabbab
A common lime butterfly. Canon powershot 570IS


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By khabbab
A plain tiger butterfly. Canon powershot 570IS


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By Audrey
peaceful seagull


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By Audrey
cabbage moth at winter window


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By Meehlticket
I found my fennel being eaten by these critters. The all disappeared in one night. I never found a cocoon or chrysalis. Aren't they an incredible color?


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By localyokel
A Gulf Frittary butterfly and a passionflower vine


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By localyokel
Butterfly and butterfly weed


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By attaway1
I knew the little Hummingbird Moths were in this area but this is the first one I'd seen. I was surprised to see it out in the middle of the day but he hung around for quite awhile and I was able to snap several picture of it.


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By LOBH
Swallowtail butterfly.


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By fatime
A Luna Moth on a wall. This poor moth looks so beat up, but still has a majestic air to it.


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By fatime
Spicebush and Tiger Swallowtail butterflies congregating on a riverbank.


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By nancy_vl
I caught this beautiful Swallowtail Larva helpfully devouring a weed in my "shrub" garden.


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By nancy_vl
This Garden visitor crawled onto the back of a deck chair to be better viewed - he was invisible in the garden.


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By Bob_71
Freshly emerged Monarch (Danaus plexippus) nectaring on Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa).


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By Bob_71
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis).


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By neecieb


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By neecieb


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By patoboyle
Orange Tassel Flower and friend!


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By jcoats123
Just a beautiful picture


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By patoboyle
Tassel Flowers, Monarchs and Saint Fiacre! Three of my favorite things!


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By hppycts

Butterfly 'Great Arctic' sampling Coyote Mint. Photographed along a USFS road just north of Lassen Volcanic National Park (Northern California).


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By Elphaba
Ring around the rosy -- Monarch cat on milkweed.


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By onewish1


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By onewish1


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By Elphaba
A bit of Button Bush is peeking through this Tiger Swallowtail's tattered tail.


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By 1flower4u


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By 1flower4u


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By CouchHogs
A Milbert's Tortoiseshell on my Black Knight Butterfly Bush


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By tillerrat
This guy showed up one day while we where working in the garden.


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By plantfreak78
Mr. Personality


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By plantfreak78
hairstreak on Hibiscus


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By Caitlyn_Marie


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By CajuninKy
Saw this pretty guy near my barn.


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By CajuninKy
Springtime visitor.


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By Judy778
Butterfly stop


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By Judy778
Butterfly in the sky


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By CouchHogs
The underside of an Eastern Swallowtail at my Black Knight Butterfly Bush.


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By hppycts
Butterfly 'California Sister'. Photographed in Whiskeytown National Recreational Area (Northern California).


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By WILLIEB
Orange butterflies up at Deer Park, in the Olympic Mountains above Port Angles, Washington.

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