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Skipper love

Skipper butterflies normally do not get much attention because they are small and are not brightly colored.  When you look closely at members of this large family of butterflies, however, you discover an amazing variety of colors and patterns. 50 more words

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Common Buckeye butterfly on goldenrod

This Common Buckeye butterfly (Junonia coenia) was so focused on the goldenrod flowers that it was either unaware of my presence or simply didn’t care on Monday at Jackson Miles Abbott Wetlands Refuge. 40 more words

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Indian Palm Bob

Suastus gremius or the Indian Palm Bob or Palm Bob.

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Monarch in a tree

The last few years I haven’t seen many Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) and I have read reports of their declining numbers. I was therefore pretty excited when I spotted one yesterday at… 46 more words

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Appalachian Brown

I spotted this beautiful little butterfly while wandering through the woods at Huntley Meadows Park this morning. I think it might be an Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia), although there are a surprisingly large number of brown butterflies with eyespots, which complicates identification. 92 more words

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Tailed Jay

Graphium agamemnon aka the Tailed Jay is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly that belongs to the swallowtail family. The butterfly is also called green-spotted triangle, tailed green jay, or the green triangle.

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