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Name of this Butterfly on my Echinacea ?

Postby maryjanej » Jul 21, 2012 3:55 am

Took a picture of this butterfly today on my echinacea does anybody know the name of it?
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Re: Name of this Butterfly on my Echinacea ?

Postby bluebird » Jul 23, 2012 8:50 am

Yes, it's a type of Fritillary, a butterfly often found near wetlands and meadows.

As your butterfly is quite worn it's difficult to make an exact ID of what kind of Fritillary, but as I see you live in Eastern Ontario that would narrow it down to likely the Great-Spangled Fritillary as seen in Andy's website here> http://www.ontariowildflower.com/wildlife_butterfly.htm#fritillary

Nice visitor to have to your pretty garden!
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Re: Name of this Butterfly on my Echinacea ?

Postby maryjanej » Jul 24, 2012 1:17 am

Thanks Carol,

I had a feeling you would know what kind it is.
I'll check the link you gave me.

Love the pictures of yours I have Monarchs around also.
By the way I did see your pictures in the Birds an Blooms magazine a few years ago lovely.

Keep up the good work...
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Re: Name of this Butterfly on my Echinacea ?

Postby bluebird » Jul 24, 2012 7:46 am

Thanks Mary-Jane! I'm glad I could help. I've just ordered a new butterfly ID book that should help narrow down the tougher ones hopefully. I've had three new visitors here so far this summer that needed names.

If you see this Aug/Sept issue of Birds & Blooms, that's my photo of a Monarch right there on the front cover. Image

He's on some Joe Pye Weed.


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Re: Name of this Butterfly on my Echinacea ?

Postby maryjanej » Jul 25, 2012 2:21 am

Oh very nice Carol,
And on the cover too wow that's great...
Congratulations!
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Re: Name of this Butterfly on my Echinacea ?

Postby Smitty » Jul 25, 2012 8:41 am

bluebird wrote:

If you see this Aug/Sept issue of Birds & Blooms, that's my photo of a Monarch right there on the front cover. Image

He's on some Joe Pye Weed.




Congrats Carsy!!!!!!!!!!!!! love all your pics
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Re: Name of this Butterfly on my Echinacea ?

Postby bluebird » Jul 25, 2012 4:34 pm

Thanks Mary-Jane & Lynn!

...now if I could just find and thank that Monarch or at least one of his offspring!
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Re: Name of this Butterfly on my Echinacea ?

Postby kelly_m » Jul 25, 2012 5:52 pm

Front cover??????? Whoot!!!

wow! That's awesome! Now I can say...I knew her when....
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Re: Name of this Butterfly on my Echinacea ?

Postby bluebird » Jul 26, 2012 4:51 pm

Thanks K! It's all going right back into the garden of course! I just ordered some more shrubs....
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