Subject: Gorgeous Red Spotted Purple Butterfly
Geographic location of the bug: High Springs, Fl.
Time: 10:46 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi big team. When I lived in Orlando I was a little too far south to see these beauties and I told my husband that it was my dream to one day see a red spotted purple. Since we moved to north central Florida I now see them occasionally and they are quite photogenic. We bought a wild cherry tree and even raised a couple of caterpillars into adulthood. Here’s a photo of my latest sighting. Thank you for your time and efforts so that nature lovers like myself can enjoy this site.
How you want your letter signed: Elizabeth (a.k.a . Butterfly Girl)
The Red Spotted Purple is most definitely one of the most beautiful North American butterflies. Providing habitat and larval foods is a very good strategy for attracting butterflies, and we are happy to hear your wild cherry tree is luring Red Spotted Purples for you. Because of your habitat creating efforts, we are tagging this submission with the Bug Humanitarian Award.
I am honored. I really enjoy every effort to help nature thrive. Thank you.