On Tue, 2003-06-03 at 19:24, Allyn Weaks wrote: > >http://www.oldhippy.org/Butterfly.jpg > > Nice picture! It's a Lorquin's Admiral, one of the few > butterflies that I can recognize. I'm not surprised you > couldn't recognize it from the web site, since they only show a > picture of the underside of the wings, which look quite > different. > <http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/bflyusa/or/26.htm> Yep.. I agree. I did a google image search for 'Lourquin's Admiral' and turned up a couple of photos that match my flutterby. And I was amazed to see the following Adult food: Flower nectar from plants including California buckeye, yerba santa, and privet; bird droppings; and dung. ^^^^ As I encountered this little guy/girl on dog poop that I was cleaning up. -- Jerry Gaiser in North Plains, Oregon USA (Zone8a) - 45.6933N 123.0418W firstname.lastname@example.org -- http://www.gaiser.org
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