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Delicious Crotons by Fezzgator
Delicious Crotons
Generally the Mosaic is quite good at blending into it's environment but luckily for all of us this one decided to stand out.

Scientific Name:  Colobura dirce
Family:  Nymphalidae
Subfamily:  Nymphalinae
Tribe:  Nymphalini
Band-celled Sun by Fezzgator
Band-celled Sun
This cute little Band-celled Sister was in just the right place today at the Butterfly Rainforest on a great day, even for a Florida winter (sorry northeasterners)

Scientific Name:  Adelpha fessonia
Family:  Nymphalidae
Subfamily:  Limenitidinae
Tribe:  Limenitidini
Silver-striped Charaxes by Fezzgator
Silver-striped Charaxes
Admittedly, this species is best viewed with its wings open as it features bright orange highlighted by black.  However, I still like this guy.  Its a very close cousin of the Flame-bordered Charaxes and their pupae are very similar.  Also like the Flame-bordered, this species is dimorphic, with the male (seen here) is brighter and more colorful than the female, who ops for a more leaf mimic motif.

Scientific Name:  Charaxes lasti
Family:  Nymphalidae
Subfamily:  Charaxinae
Tribe:  Charaxini 
Wow its been a long time since I wrote one of these...Anyway, I thought in honor of Earth Day, and to give myself more reasons to post here again, I thought I would post photos of every Florida native plant that I have currently (I am always out and about looking for more).  I suspect my floral photos aren't as up to par as my butterfly work and I can make mistakes, like anyone else, so please point our any ID errors on my part.  Otherwise, I hope you all enjoy!
  • Reading: Florida Wildflowers
  • Playing: Suikoden I
  • Eating: Brownies
  • Drinking: Water


Ryan Fessenden
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Nature photography, and lepidoptera especially, is my area of experience. It is my hope to improve my skills in shooting butterflies and to photograph as many species as I can on my path to becoming a lepidopteraist

Current Residence: Gainesville, FL
Favourite cartoon character: Zelgadis Greywards

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kiew1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful butterfly galleries!!
MesmerizedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful wildflower photography! :heart:
John-Peter Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, Ryan! :wave:

A warm welcome to our group #Nature-Capture.

We really appreciate your support and hope you will you enjoy your stay!

Please Send us a Note about any question.

Best Regards,
Respinoza Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
your welcome
CamilaDw Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Thanks for fav my pic! :)
Fezzgator Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure!
CamilaDw Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
kiss-me-plz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
For rose lovers [link] :blackrose:
Daelwyn-Raeala Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Thanks for the fave =)
Fezzgator Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure, thank you for sharing it!
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