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Extension > Yard and Garden News > Milkweed - Butterfly Magnet - Part III: Sulphurs, Coppers, Hairstreaks, & Day-flying Moths

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Milkweed - Butterfly Magnet - Part III: Sulphurs, Coppers, Hairstreaks, & Day-flying Moths

Karl Foord - Extension Educator, Horticulture

This is a continuation of the butterflies encountered in a roadside milkweed patch.



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Photo 1: Clouded and Orange Sulphurs



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Photo 2: Pink-edged Sulphur



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Photo 3: Bronze Copper and Acadian Hairstreak Butterflies



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Photo 4: Day-flying Moths

In conclusion, I would have to say that milkweed certainly lives up to its reputation as a butterfly magnet. I am looking for a place to establish a milkweed patch and invite the butterflies.



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