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Old Jun 27, 2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default Tiger Swallowtail & Gul Fritillary

I went out looking for birds and found butterflies instead.
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 2:47 PM   #2
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Great looking shots Saly. Looks like the B-Flys are having a good time on that plant.

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Is that a white butterfly bush they are on?
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 3:38 PM   #4
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Thanks jj!

Clint - I'm not positive but I think you're right about the plant. It was about 8 feet tall, and judging from some photos I found on-line, I think it is a White Butterfly Bush. What a perfect name, butterflies and hummingbirds were all over it. I have plant one in my yard!!
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We have the "purple" butterfly bushes and it attracts loads of insects. I've not seen a white one.


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Excellent series saly

Butterfly bush is the 'common name' for Buddleia (google say's correct spelling is Buddleja from the latin Buddleja davidii)

yes, they do grow 8 feet or more, but you can get 'garden sized' versions under the sub spices name of 'nano' or the newer introduction 'buzz'

Here they attract butterflies and bees.
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Old Jun 27, 2011, 5:13 PM   #7
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Clint - if you look at my hummingbird shots from today, I think they are feeding on the purple butterfly bush. I didn't realize they are the same plant!

calalex - good call, you named the plant in the hummingbird post!
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Love #2 especially. I didn't realise that buddleia comes in white as well as purple.
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Nice series of the butterflies and flowers. Great job! I love the first yellow butterfly the most. Thanks for sharing Saly....
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Great color & composition, and lovely mood in all of these.

Just FYI - the first butterfly is not a Tiger Swallowtail, but a Giant Swallowtail.
Compare it to the third set of photos in this post:
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pe...tterflies.html

Or check out this very helpful website:
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/
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