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First Monarch of the season

I was beginning to think that another year would go by without seeing a Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) when yesterday I spotted one of them in the most unlikely of places—in the mulched plants at the back of the hotel where I am staying in Woburn, Massachusetts. 210 more words


Pipevine Swallowtail on Buttonbush

Butterflies were really active this past Monday at Huntley Meadows Park, especially around the buttonbushes (Cephalanthus occidentalis). A dark swallowtail butterfly caught my eye and my mind raced to remember how to distinguish among the various dark swallowtails. 144 more words


Leaf, light and a butterfly

Spalgis epius or the Apefly is a small butterfly found in Asia that belongs to the Lycaenids or Blues family. It gets its name from the supposed resemblance of its caterpillar to the face of an ape.

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Butterfly Count (2)

From 1.10 to 1.25 forgot to make a note of the time for the last one. It was slightly windier, about 8kph (5 mph) from the south. 392 more words

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Butterfly Count

Just been doing a butterfly count.

Six Red Admirals, the most we’ve ever counted here at one time. Four on the blue buddleia and two on the red one. 200 more words

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The Commander

Moduza procris or the Commander, is a medium-sized, strikingly colored brush-footed butterfly found in South Asia and Southeast Asia.

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