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Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

The Gulf Fritillary or Passion Butterfly, Agraulis vanillae, is a striking, bright orange butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, subfamily Heliconiinae. These were formerly classified in a separate family, the Heliconiidae or longwing butterflies, and like other longwings this species does … Continue reading

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats. It flies from … Continue reading

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Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly View Slideshow Fullscreen Did you know? Scientific name: Papilio cresphontes Cramer (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) The giant swallowtail is the largest butterfly in North America. It is easily recognized by the conspicuous yellow pattern on a black background. Larvae … Continue reading

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Eltham Copper Butterfly Habitat Destroyed

A FORMER Eltham man fears the owner of a property he once owned has cleared vegetation that provides habitat for a rare species of butterfly. Winton McColl said the owner of the property in Lavender Park Rd removed remnant sweet … Continue reading

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Kid-friendly Event at Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Chesterfield, MO – Shake off those cold weather blues at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House‚Äôs annual wintertime event, Hot, Hot, Hot! This tropical-themed, kid-friendly event features activities, games and crafts that will make you go absolutely buggy. Activities are … Continue reading

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Fly Like a Butterfly

At the Jubilee Retail Outlet (JRO), Angamaly, they don’t sell just fuel. The Indian Oil Corporation-owned and-operated petrol pump on the National Highway attracts not just the vehicles that zoom past, but droves of children from the nearby school and … Continue reading

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Florida Museum Unveils Online Butterfly Identification Guide

The Florida Museum of Natural History today launched a new online butterfly identification guide to help visitors identify the different species in the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. Organized by color, the guide contains photographs and information on the more than 150 … Continue reading

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Grassland Butterflies Plummet Across Europe

Butterflies normally found on grassland are in steep decline across Europe, pointing to a huge loss of European biodiversity. This is the conclusion of a new study by Butterfly Conservation Europe based on data from 3,000 sites in 15 countries. … Continue reading

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Miami Blue Butterfly: Disappears in Keys

Believed to be extinct, the Miami Blue butterfly seemed to miraculously spring back to life in 1999 when an amateur enthusiast discovered a colony in Bahia Honda State Park. Now that seminal Lower Keys colony appears to have vanished, despite … Continue reading

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Butterflies: A Very British Obsession

A chrysalis that looks as if it is an alien spaceship. A peacock butterfly hissing like a snake to frighten a hungry mouse. An astonishingly hirsute mountain ringlet, scurrying through the grass at 2,000ft in the Scottish Highlands. Silver-washed fritillaries … Continue reading

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