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Common Lime

Papilio demoleus is a common and widespread swallowtail butterfly. The butterfly is also known as the Common Lime butterfly, Lemon butterfly, Lime Swallowtail, Small Citrus butterfly, Chequered Swallowtail, Dingy Swallowtail and Citrus Swallowtail. 30 more words

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Common Mormon

Papilio polytes, the common Mormon, is a common species of swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia.

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Fields of Joy: Painted Lady Butterflies

Unprecedented numbers of Painted Lady butterflies fluttered about in fields of goldenrods and asters this month. They were everywhere, sometimes two to a flower cluster, presenting ample opportunities for environmental portraits. 19 more words

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Butterfly #155


A Painted Lady Butterfly from last week.


The Continuing Discoveries of a 21st Century Naturalist

Subtle Nuances in Nature

I often wander our property on a nice day taking photographs of seasonal plants, birds and butterflies.  We have nicknamed our property ‘Butterfly Hill’ because so many visit us here – both in quantity and variety of species.   214 more words


Butterfly #50


A large Dark Wood Nymph Butterfly that I found on the edge of the tree line up to the family farm this past summer.