Beautiful Butterflies, Series 12 – June 13th

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Today’s butterfly is my favorite, the Zebra Swallowtail. It just such a pretty butterfly. It has black and white strips and a couple spots of red and blue on both the inside and outside of the wings.

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It is usually between 2 1/2 to 4 inches and its the symbol of the state of Tennessee.

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Beautiful Butterflies, Series 9 – June 10

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Today’s Beautiful Butterfly is the Painted Lady. A very pretty butterfly, beautiful orange and black pattern with white on the spots. The outside of the wings have what look like eyes.

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Interesting little fact is that those eyes morph from black to blue in summer.

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Have a blessed day!
Heather

Beautiful Butterflies, Series 7 – June 7th

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Today’s Butterfly is the Spicebush Swallowtail. It has this grayish blue iridescent area on the bottom of its wings. The caterpillar look funny, kind of cartoon like with what looks like huge black eyes. You can see some great pictures on google. The Spicebush Swallowtail is a symbol of the state of Mississippi!

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Have a blessed day!
Heather

Beautiful Butterflies, Series 6 – June 5th

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Today’s butterfly is the Mourning Cloak Butterfly. It looks brown but it is actually a really dark red with a yellowish border as bright blue spots. I had actually never saw this butterfly before but he is absolutely beautiful and they are really strong flyers.

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As a side note this is the official insect of the state of Montana, who knew!

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Beautiful Butterflies, Series 5 – June 4th

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Today’s butterfly is the Great Spangled Fritillary. I learned that its called spangled because of the white spots on the outside of the wings.

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Quite beautiful really. It was hidden in the leaves of a bush so I got some shots of the sides of its wings. You can really see the spangles in the next picture.

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This last one was so nice to just sit there and let me photograph it.

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Have a blessed day!
Heather