Southern Dogface Butterflies

While in-between assignments I was able to get some nature photography in! First stop was a quick couple of hours at Citrus Tract in Withlacoochee State Forest. Loads of Southern Dogface butterflies and Pipevine Swallowtails.

Southern Dogface | July 18 | Alice Mary Herden
Southern Dogface | July 18 | Alice Mary Herden
Pipevine Swallowtail | July 18 | Alice Mary Herden
Pipevine Swallowtail | July 18 | Alice Mary Herden

The last time I visited Citrus WMA was June 17 and June 20, and there were so many Queens and Bella Moths… only saw a few on this day. As I gather more details I believe this is some good information to keep track of.


Links:

https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/wildflowers/butterfly/southern-dogface/

Host plants: Bastard Indigo and Summer Farewell

 

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