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Sun Sep 17, 2017, 06:46 PM

Can anyone help me identify this butterfly on my fig tree?

I'm in N. Georgia. We have blue swallowtails that visit our bronze fennel and parsley, but this is something different. I haven't been able to find a picture that matches this one.

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Reply Can anyone help me identify this butterfly on my fig tree? (Original post)
japple Sep 2017 OP
TygrBright Sep 2017 #1
japple Sep 2017 #2
SunSeeker Sep 2017 #3
Mike__M Sep 2017 #4
japple Sep 2017 #6
hlthe2b Sep 2017 #5
nocoincidences Sep 2017 #7
japple Sep 2017 #8

Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Sep 17, 2017, 06:49 PM

1. Looks like a Karner Blue? n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 17, 2017, 06:53 PM

2. Not in my area, unless it is in migration.

" is most widespread in Wisconsin, and can be found in portions of Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, and Ohio. It may also be present in Illinois."

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Sep 17, 2017, 06:55 PM

3. Dunno, but it's a beauty! nt

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Sep 17, 2017, 06:59 PM

4. Red Spotted Admiral

The shape is similar to our Pacific Northwest Lorquin's Admiral, but the blue on yours is beautiful!

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Response to Mike__M (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 17, 2017, 07:13 PM

6. That's it. Thanks a bunch. One of their food sources is rotting fruit and our fig tree definitely

had some droopy figs. It was a contest between the butterflies, the yellow jackets and the wasps. We are getting figs for the first time in several years. I dried some in a borrowed food dehydrator and put them in the freezer. We will have a figgy pudding at Christmas!

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Sep 17, 2017, 07:09 PM

5. Blue Morpho Butterfly

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sun Sep 17, 2017, 07:25 PM

7. This looks like the same guy/female

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Response to nocoincidences (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 18, 2017, 06:24 AM

8. Here's a picture of the other one--it had a torn wing and looks a bit faded.

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