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    MDgreenery
    MDgreenery
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    Hi Jill,

    Sorry that I didn’t read through all of this until just now. I posted a rather long question in the general section of this Forum about the Karner Blue Butterfly & the host Lupine plant.

    Would you like me to copy & paste it here? I have a few more bug/butterfly/caterpillar related questions too. Would you like all of those questions posted within this one thread? Thanks


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    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
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    MD – No, it’s just fine to leave your question about Karner Blues in the general section of this thread. Other folks who live where that butterfly is found may actually have better answers than I do. So that’s the right place for that question.

    For your other questions – you can either put them here in this thread for my thoughts, or you can post them in the larger forum. As long as they’re here in the Bugs and Butterflies section, they’re in the right place!


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    #5152547 Report Abuse
    MDgreenery
    MDgreenery
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    OK. Thank you Jill.


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    SandraRW
    SandraRW
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    Hi Jill

    I just sent you an email with a lot of writing and photos! Our Milkweed is in our new butterfly garden and enjoying our hot sunny weather. Hope the attachments in the email open OK.


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    SandraRW
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    Jill

    “Attracting Butterflies with Free Milkweed Program ”  blog article  is great.  The Garden Club is so excited about being “in the news”, especially the parents and grandparents of our two little  blonde junior gardeners. Thanks for helping and posting.

    I was looking at my daughter’s butterfly garden that she created at her park (where she is the park ranger supervisor) today. Her milkweed is almost ready to bloom, her lantana, salvia and bee balm plants are  so big and colorful. I dream of the day that out community parks garden looks as good as what she has. I was so proud of what she has created. Insects were flying around the flowers, little green anoles scurrying under the lantana and then I was looking up to see hummingbirds drinking nectar from feeders just made for a perfect scene. </span>

     


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    #5155123 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
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    So glad to get the word out, Sandra! You should really be proud of what your group has accomplished. Keep us up to date on your butterfly visitors as summer goes along. :)


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

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    steve232__nc
    steve232__nc
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    Jill can you tell me the name of this little butterfly and also what its host plant is ? The last few days they are all over the clover in my backyard.



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    #5265658 Report Abuse
    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
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    Steve – Looks like a Pearl Crescent. Butterflies and Moths of North America (butterfliesandmoths.org) indicates they host on “smooth leaved true asters”. Hope this helps!


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    #5268354 Report Abuse
    deb
    deb
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    I am wondering if this is a Monarch? I’m new to this so I hope the image shows up. See how it’s dull in the center? I only see them one at a time so I can’t tell if I saw this one two days in a row? Or if they all look like this?

    Thanks…Deb


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    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
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    Deb – Did you change the location of this photo on Photobucket after making your post? If so, you’ll need to re-post the photo. If you’re still having trouble posting photos, send me an email and I’ll see if I can help you out.


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    #5268514 Report Abuse
    deb
    deb
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    I didn’t move it…it’s the only pic I have there at photobucket. I clicked the pic, then the IMG source and then copied it into here after clicking the photo icon. I did the source as upper left I think, then put 500 in. Not sure what else it wants?? Thanks for your help. I work till 4 so I’ll be gone all day. Deb


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    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
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    Deb – Can you email me the exact link you copied and pasted (florida33girl@gmail.com)? I’ll see if we can figure out what went wrong for you. Thanks!


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

    #5270287 Report Abuse

    Hiker07_IL_5
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    What site has really nice pictures of butterfly’s for IDing? Can’t find my reference book!


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    SandraRW
    SandraRW
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    i think you are thinking about butterfliesandmoth.org

     


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    SandraRW
    SandraRW
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    Oops left off  the “s” on moths….butterfliesandmoths.org


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