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Old Jul 6, 2010, 6:19 PM   #1
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I guess I don't have the right mixture of flowers to attract butterflies. That's why I was surprised when I saw this guy. Note: He is NOT on a flower k:





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Old Jul 7, 2010, 2:40 PM   #2
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Sometimes they just like minerals from the ground instead sweets. Nice shots......
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I don't know too much about them, Keith. Matter o' fact, I don't know ANYTHING about 'em! heheheh
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Your butterfly is a "Red-spotted Purple," supposedly a mimic of the Pipevine Swallowtail.

Nice catch.
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Your butterfly is a "Red-spotted Purple," supposedly a mimic of the Pipevine Swallowtail.

Nice catch.
Thanks! Looks like I'll have to start learning these as well as birds.
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Gary,
Here is a link I use to id butterflies-hope it is helpful.

http://www.cirrusimage.com/butterfly_photos.htm

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Gary,
Here is a link I use to id butterflies-hope it is helpful.

http://www.cirrusimage.com/butterfly_photos.htm

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Thanks very much. I have it bookmarked.
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