Community Challenge: Just One(?) Photo in March

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Community Challenge: Just One(?) Photo in March

steve vida wrote:

Im a bit confused with insects ,butterflys & moths specifically.This specimen was found in my backyard on a lime tree,seemed to be sick or laying eggs as it didnt mind my close proximity for long enough to get a tripod out.Ive never seen a moth like this before,are there some experts who read DP Review,Im leaning towards moth because of it down wings at rest.

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This is a butterfly. Among other differences, moths have shorter, fuzzy antennae. Butterflies have longer, smoother antennae.

This appears to be a female Orchard Swallowtail.

Orchard Swallowtail (Papilio aegeus)

Papilio aegeus

Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly - Papilio aegeus


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