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By Diohio


Upsidedown (Asclepias tuberosa)

I think this is the neatest upsidedown butterfly pic that I've taken so far ! The Tiger Swallowtail tried to get every little drop of nectar from the Butterfly Weed and didn't care about me looking down on him at all ! I was just inches away.



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Excellent shot!

12 Jun, 2008

 

Fabulous, Diohio, it looks quite large, what wingspan do you think?

3 Sep, 2008

 

This butterfly is quite large..........in fact I think it's probably our largest here in Ohio. Wingspan is about 5 1/2 inches or to 140mm.

5 Sep, 2008



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