Friday, July 27, 2012

Back At You Opie and Adrienne

Opie ... back at you. You found a Monarch Butterfly on your 
walk and I found this Tiger (Black) Swallowtail in my garden yesterday.  UPDATE: It's official it's a Western Tiger Swallowtail.
Opus 6 (LINK)
Adrienne, gave me this neat loader to play with
when she's away from her blog. Go over there
and maybe she'll give you neat stuff like this.
Adrienne (LINK)

A little add-on: I didn't get around much yesterday. I was
downloading a new operating system for my Mac. I've
upgraded from Lion to Mountain Lion. This was a very
big deal because I started it yesterday at 1:30PM and it
didn't finish downloading until 9:00PM. DSL ain't as fast
as it used to seem. It took another 45 minutes to install itself.

I'm back now though ...

22 comments:

  1. I have a butterfly bush in the front yard and finally found a butterfly on one of it's flowers. It was delicious.

    I am still looking for a John Deere bush though.

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  2. Not much on loaders, but the butterfly in question is clearly a "Papilio glaucus" aka Tiger Swallowtail!

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  3. Ron, The Tiger Swallowtail is about half again larger my old friend. We have both in California.

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  4. Ron, excuse me, I believe you're right. We have a smaller version of the Tiger up at this altitude I guess. When I was a kid we used to catch both this one and the larger one.

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  5. I suppose there is a difference between the Eastern Swallowtail and the western. As a young boy I caught many in my grandmothers yard---she had many flowers. The Luna Moth was by far the most beautiful of all however. Do you have them out west?

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  6. The fancy moth out here is the Sphinx Moth.

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  7. Immigration is a joke. There's just no enforcement. Yes I had to watch that video.

    As for Obummer and his going after the guy in Idaho that gave money to Romney. No surprise there.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  8. They are unusual and quite large---we have them here in the deep south.

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  9. Did you wax it yet?? I'd LOVE to have a front loader, but a bobcat would also make my heart sing.

    Lovely butterfly! I'm going to email you a pic of a butterfly we have around here. I think it's an Anise Swallowtail, but obviously you know way more than I do.

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  10. Sandee, we all need to help Romney in every way we can.

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  11. OH Ron ... I looked it up. That was a Western Tiger Swallowtail.

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  12. LADY !!! That is one very ugly butterfly.

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  13. Adrienne, that beautiful photo you took is the same butterfly I took a photo of. It's a Western Tiger Swallowtail.

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  14. Around here, we call them bugs dandy moths ;)Actually most of what I have seen around DFW are monarchs.

    Sounds like that mountain lion was getting a little fat eating all of them apples. Is there much difference between the two lions?

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  15. I hope I never have to answer a question about Western Tiger Swallowtails just to pass to cross some bridge... (a la Monty Python).

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  16. Sweet! I love the butterfly. Excellent!

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  17. Madhat, Mountain Lion mimics an iPad to some degree.

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  18. Velcro, answer these questions three.

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Put it here ... I can't wait to read it.