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large and beautiful butterfly
Location: Yakima, WA
April 28, 2011 9:00 am
I am unfamiliar with this striking butterfly but because it is so large and beautiful, it must be easy to track down. My friends seem to think I know this stuff. They’re calling it a moth, but it holds it’s wings at rest like a butterfly. Hope you can follow this link:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=1726393562934&set=a.1726331241376.2088000.1331261297&type=1&theater
Signature: Paul Huffman

Orangetip

Hi Paul,
What a beautiful Orangetip in the genus
Anthocharis.  We are uncertain what species it is, but there are some nice photos on BugGuide.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Washington

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