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by angelblossom on July 15, 2006 06:53 AM
To be honest I don't know what kind it is or from what family But this season I have never seen one sooo Big.. This one hovered and landed here for 15 minutes I watched it untill it fluttered to the neighbors yard ... the picture doesn't really show how big it is , I imagine the wing span was around 4-6"
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by Thornius on July 15, 2006 07:50 AM
Angelblossom, your butterfly appears to be a Spicebush Swallowtail according to eNature.com and their online butterfly field guide. I knew it was a swallowtail, but didn't know what kind.

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by Karrie on July 15, 2006 07:52 AM
That is a beautiful picture! Isnt it nice to know we can count on Thornie for our bird and butterfly issues!

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by angelblossom on July 15, 2006 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by Thornius:
Angelblossom, your butterfly appears to be a Spicebush Swallowtail according to eNature.com and their online butterfly field guide. I knew it was a swallowtail, but didn't know what kind.
hey thanks I spent quit a bit of time looking for it !

your right Karrie Nice we can depend on him!!

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by Deborah L. on July 15, 2006 10:26 AM
That is one beautiful butterfly-and a really good picture !
I LOVE butterflies.
My favorite is a clear yellow one that looks like a tang fish.
Anyone know what it might be?

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by loz on July 15, 2006 11:24 AM
Very, very pretty picture.......butterflies are natures own yard ornaments--especially when they land like that and spread their wings open. [thumb]
by afgreyparrot on July 15, 2006 02:40 PM
That's an awesome picture!

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by Jiffymouse on July 15, 2006 02:49 PM
that is a beautiful diane. thank you for sharing...
by Wrennie on July 15, 2006 03:17 PM
DeborahL. look on e-nature that thornius mentioned. you'll probably find it there.

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by plants 'n pots on July 19, 2006 10:52 AM
Diane - great pictures!

I thought this was a Black Tiger Swallowtail - did a google image search there is just a little distinction between the two - good eye, Thorny!

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by angelblossom on July 19, 2006 01:41 PM
Thanks Lynne I was amazed how close it let me get with out fluttering away!

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by Thornius on July 19, 2006 03:32 PM
The larger butterflys are rather tame and docile and it is fairly easy to get GOOD close pictures of them. Now Painted Ladies or Skippers are a different story altogether [Big Grin]

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by angelblossom on July 19, 2006 04:08 PM
I'll keep that in mind Thornius! [thumb]

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