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Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on August 23, 2009. Identification: Adult males are yellow, with four black “tiger stripes” on each fore wing. The trailing edges of the fore and hind wings are black which is broken with yellow spots. On the medial margin of the hind wing next to the abdomen there […]

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on August 12, 2009. Both photos are of the same butterfly on a Button Bush Bloom. Click on Photo to Enlarge.

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Two More Butterflies

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on August 08, 2009. The Zebra Longwing butterfly can be found in the southern United States from Texas to Florida. It is also found in Central America and northern South America. The Zebra Longwing butterfly lives in warm, damp tropical areas. It is often found in hammocks and […]

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Two Butterflies

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on August 06, 2009. Buttonbush is a woody shrub (3-10 feet tall) that occasionally grows into a small tree and can be found above water or in water up to 4 feet deep. Buttonbush seeds are occasionally eaten by ducks but the bush itself is used for nesting […]

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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Both photographs are of the same Butterfly taken in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on August 04, 2009.   Click on Photo to Enlarge. From Wikipedia: The Gulf Fritillary or Passion butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) is a striking, bright orange Butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, subfamily Heliconiinae. These were formerly classified in a separate family, the Heliconiidae […]

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Monarch Butterfly on Porterweed

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on August 03, 2009. Click on Photo to Enlarge.

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Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on August 01, 2009. Both photos are of the same butterfly. The Garden was full of Butterflies today. I believe this is an accurate ID. Not totally sure. Help would be appreciated.   Click on Photo to Enlarge.

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Photographed in Mead Garden on July 31, 2009. The Butterfly is getting nectar from a Porterweed Flower. Porterweed is a four- to six-foot woody shrub with violet to purple flowers that only last a single day. It is a member of the well-known Verbena Family, or Verbenaceae, and are highly regarded as butterfly attractors. In […]

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