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Butterflies All Over Town

Original post made by Mark Mullaney, Pleasanton Heights, on Mar 31, 2009

What is up with all the butterflies/moths flying all over town. I realize it is Spring time but don't recall a year with this many. Does anyone know the reason???


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 31, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Read the "Butterfly's everywhere" thread...

MainStreetDiva has some great Web Links...

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Posted by TI
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 1, 2009 at 11:37 am

I read that millions of them hatched in Northern Mexico/Southern California and are migrating up North.
I'm wondering if they will make this a normal path for them.
see link:
Web Link
The last big migration was in 2005

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Posted by kickingit
a resident of Country Fair
on Apr 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm

kickingit is a registered user.

Most are Painted Ladies. I have seen a number of Swallowtails also. In a one minute period I counted 50 through my back yard. Let's see

50 X 60 minutes X 8 hours X 5 days = 120,000. Glad they all didn't stop!