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Anise Swallowtail butterfly in the garden

March 31, 2017 in Butterflies, Butterfly Gardening by admin

You get butterflies in your garden as well as birds.

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Painted Lady butterfly

October 15, 2015 in Butterflies, Butterfly Gardening by admin

While photographing the hummingbirds at the Mexican sage, this butterfly flew in for a moment or two on the palo verde tree. IMG_9068bayliss_mexican_sage_painted_lady_butterfly_palo_verde_tree_e_raw_crop IMG_9069bayliss_mexican_sage_painted_lady_butterfly_palo_verde_tree_e_raw_crop

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Julia Heliconian butterfly and lady beetle on flower head

December 18, 2014 in Butterflies, Butterfly Gardening, Uncategorized by admin

It doesn’t have spots so it may be a different one. But I think it can be called a Ladybird Beetle. It’s with a Julia Heliconian, of course. 39.3cIMG_7322butterfly_pavilion_la_county_museum_julia_ladybug_lantana_e_raw_crop

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Gulf Fritillary at Hastings Branch Library

November 19, 2014 in Butterflies, Butterfly Gardening by admin

The first photo here is a butterfly bush (Buddleia); and the next one I don’t know the flower, with the monarch on it. IMG_5952hastings_branch_library_butterfly_garden_pasadena_monarch_cropIMG_5933hastings_branch_library_butterfly_garden_pasadena_monarch_e_raw_crop

Verbena bonariensis (Purpletop vervain) below.  Thanks to William Porras for identifying the flower. The The Gulf Fritillary is on top of the plant in the second photo.


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Photographing butterflies is a challenge

September 12, 2014 in Butterflies, Butterfly Gardening by admin

Yellow butterflies: Cloudless Sulphur; followed by an Orange-barred Sulphur; a Cloudless Sulphur; and then two Orange-barred Sulphurs. Thanks to Ronald Boender, founder of Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, Florida, for helping me identify these butterflies.IMG_0591TEKULSKY SAMPLE 5IMG_4348TEKULSKY-SAMPLE-ID IMG_4619TEKULSKY-ID-2 IMG_7704TEKULSKY-SAMPLE-3 IMG_7828TEKULSKY SAMPLE 4