Butterflies at the Desert Botanical Gardens
Butterfly Pavilion

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Plants were identified by Dixie Damrel, research Botanist and Assistant to the Herbarium Curator
at the DBG:
place cursor on image to see plant name(s), format Genus species (Common Name) .

Butterfly names are from DBG's pamphlet and eNature.com, notation and instructions as above.

Butterfly: Dryan julia (Julia) Julia butterfly on bloom of Aquilegia chrysantha (Columbine) Plant: Salpiglossis (Painted Tongue)

Monarch butterfly with Euryops pectinatus (Golden Euryops) Great Southern White with Bauhinia mexicana (Orchid Tree) Zebra Longwing visiting Lavandula multifida (Fern Leaf Lavender)

Plant: Bulbine frutescens (Snake Flower), with Zebra Longwings butterfly Julia with Columbine Great Southern White with Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy)

Zebra Swallowtail with Tecoma stans 'Orange Jubilee' Plant: Lilium (X Asian mix) (Asian Lily) Zebra Longwings on a Calliandra californica (California Fairyduster)

Butterfly: Papilio troilus (Spicebush Swallowtail) Plant: Verbena (Verbena) Spicebush Swallowtail with Verbena (Verbena)

Gulf Fritillary gathering nectar from an Oxeye Daisy underwing view of an Agraulis vanillae (Gulf Fritillary) with Verbena Butterfly: Agraulis vanillae (Gulf Fritillary)

Butterfly: Ascia monuste (Great Southern White) Osteospermum (African Daisy) Great Southern White on Leucanthemum valgare (Oxeye Daisy)

Heliconius charitonius (Zebra Longwing) with Euryops pectinatus (Golden Euryops) Zebra Longwing with Parkinsonia 'Desert Museum' (ASDM Palo Verde) Euryops pectinatus (Golden Euryops) with Zebra Longwing and Monarch

Underside of Tiger Swallowtail with Verbena (Verbena) Papilio rutulus (Tiger Swallowtail) harvesting nectar from Verbena Papilio rutulus (Western Tiger Swallowtail)

male Danaus plexippus (Monarch) on Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy) Danaus gilippus (Queen) with Euryops pectinatus (Golden Euryops) Danaus gilippus (Queen) with Oxeye Daisy

Spicebush Swallowtail with Verbena Papilio troilus (Spicebush Swallowtail) Underside pattern of Spicebush Swallowtail with Verbena

Junonia coenia (Buckeye) with Verbena and Bulbine frutescens (Snake Flower) Buckeye with Golden Euryops Junonia coenia (Buckeye)

Zebra Longwings with Callistemon (Bottlebrush) Heliconius charitonius (Zebra Longwing) with Euryops pectinatus (Golden Euryops) Zebra Longwings with Buddleja marrubifolia (Woolly Butterflybush)

Siproeta stelenes (Malachite) sitting on a leaf Malachite and Tecoma stans 'Orange Jubilee' Siproeta stelenes (Malachite) with leaves of Tecoma stans 'Orange Jubilee'

Spicebush Swallowtail drawing nectar from a Salpiglossis (Painted Tongue) Papilio troilus (Spicebush Swallowtail) Spicebush Swallowtail with Golden Euryops blooms

Painted Lady against purple blooms of Limonium (Statice) underside view of Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady) white blooms of Armeria pseudoarmeria 'White Joystick', yellow blooms of Bulbine frutescens (Snake Flower), and lavender blooms of Limonium (Statice)

Swallowtails moving like lightning around Bottlebrush Spicebush Swallowtail with Callistemon (Bottlebrush) Papilio troilus (Spicebush Swallowtail) with Russelia equisetiformis (Firecracker Plant)

Tiger Swallowtail foraging in Armeria pseudoarmeria 'White Joystick' side view of Papilio rutulus (Western Tiger Swallowtail) with 'White Joystick' and Statice Tiger Swallowtail with Armeria pseudoarmeria and Limonium

Images above were all taken with a Fujifilm Finepix 2800Z. It is a 2MP camera and I kept the setting at 2MP Fine, the highest setting. Images below were taken with the Fujifilm S9000Z at 9MP Fine, it's highest setting. Some of these are pretty big crops. Whoever chose the flowers at the butterfly pavilion this year really likes purple!

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