01-27-2015, 10:46 AM
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A few garden visitors during the first half of 2014...

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2014-05-09: Eastern carpenter bee (I think) on Baptisia australis - Blue false indigo



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2014-05-17: Eight-Spotted Forester (Alypia octomaculata) on 'Gro-Low' Fragrant Sumac (taken with camera on mobile phone)



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2014-05-21: Truly beautiful, golden-orange pollen basket (corbicula) on Honey bee



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2014-05-23: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)



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2014-06-06: Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) on Heliopsis BALLERINA ox-eye daisy



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2014-06-11: Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) on Butterfly weed



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2014-06-16: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) on Baptisia - False indigo 'Solar Flare'



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2014-06-26: Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) on Butterfly weed



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2014-06-27: Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) on 'Becky' Shasta daisy



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2014-06-27: Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) on 'Becky' Shasta daisy



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2014-06-29: Butterfly weed ain't big enough for both a Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) & a Honey bee



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2014-06-29: Butterfly weed ain't big enough for both a Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) & a Honey bee



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2014-06-29: Butterfly weed ain't big enough for both a Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) & a Honey bee



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2014-06-29: Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) on Butterfly weed



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2014-06-30: Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus, I think) on Butterfly weed



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2014-06-30: Honey bee taking a breather on a Purple coneflower petal

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 01-27-2015, 11:58 AM
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Very nice pictures, Mike! It must have taken you some time to obtain them.

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 01-27-2015, 12:07 PM
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These are really beautiful shots Mike.

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 01-27-2015, 03:05 PM
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Mike, I don't know how you do it but I always look forward to these shots of the insects in your garden; just beautiful.

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 01-27-2015, 04:17 PM
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Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

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 01-28-2015, 04:00 PM
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Gents, thank you for the kind words Blush

David, the wife (and the boys, now she has brainwashed them) finds it highly amusing to watch me do my best Sir David Attenborough impersonation, as I'm out there snapping away trying to get the odd reasonable photo...

A few more garden visitors, this time during July 2014...

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2014-07-01: Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) on Purple coneflower



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2014-07-07: Dragonfly Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) on Missouri evening primrose



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2014-07-13: Dragonfly Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) on Palm sedge



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2014-07-17: Cope's Gray Treefrog (I think) sitting on a hosepipe



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2014-07-21: Dragonfly Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) on bamboo cane



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2014-07-25: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Purple coneflower



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2014-07-29: Eastern carpenter bee on Marsh milkweed



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2014-07-30: Spicebush Swallowtail (Pterourus troilus) on Purple coneflower



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2014-07-30: The Dark Knight aka a Spicebush Swallowtail (Pterourus troilus) on Purple coneflower



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2014-07-30: Spicebush Swallowtail (Pterourus troilus) on Purple coneflower



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2014-07-30: Spicebush Swallowtail (Pterourus troilus) on Purple coneflower



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014-07-31: Dragonfly Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) on bamboo cane



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2014-07-31: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Butterfly weed



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2014-07-31: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Butterfly weed



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2014-07-31: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Butterfly weed



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2014-07-31: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Marsh milkweed



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2014-07-31: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Marsh milkweed



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2014-07-31: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Marsh milkweed

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 01-28-2015, 09:56 PM
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Lovely photos, Mike!  Smile

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 01-30-2015, 03:40 PM
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(01-28-2015, 09:56 PM)celestino Wrote: Lovely photos, Mike!  Smile

Thank you Celestino Smile

A few more garden visitors, this time during August 2014...

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2014-08-03: Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) on Showy coneflower - black-eyed Susan



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2014-08-03: Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) on Showy coneflower - black-eyed Susan



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2014-08-05: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Butterfly weed



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2014-08-10: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Butterfly weed



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2014-08-10: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Marsh milkweed



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2014-08-10: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on Marsh milkweed



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2014-08-14: Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) on Missouri evening primrose



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2014-08-19: Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis) on Aromatic aster



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2014-08-31: White-Lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata) on Missouri evening primrose

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 02-04-2015, 12:09 PM
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The last of the garden visitors in 2014, September through to the end of the year...

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2014-09-07: Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) taking a breather on Beta



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2014-09-08: Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) on Shining Blue Star



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2014-09-09: Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia Hübner) on late summer, early autumn flowering Sedum -- next doors neighbours front garden (I look after, cut, their lawn for them)



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2014-09-19: Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) on Golden Alexander



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2014-09-21: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on late summer, early autumn flowering Sedum -- next doors neighbours front garden (I look after, cut, their lawn for them)



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2014-09-21: Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) on Blue Cardinal flower



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2014-10-27: Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice) on Aromatic aster



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2014-10-27: Honey bee with beautiful golden-orange pollen basket (corbicula)

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 02-05-2015, 09:14 AM
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The Painted Lady is beautiful.

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