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CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Gray Hairstreak Butterfly (Strymon melinus)

Multiple larval host plants, many in the pea and Desmodium families

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completebutterflydata.asp?id=23

Shown on Florida Native Plant: CAROLINA REDROOT (Lachnanthes caroliana)

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CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Northern Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus)

Northern bobwhite eat primarily seeds, fruits, and insects, as well as new plant growth in the spring.

Learn: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/animals/bird/covi/all.html

Florida Native Plant Virginia Buttonweed (Diodia virginiana) is a recommended plant to encourage bobwhites in your garden (source: http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/MP506.pdf)

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/a-tale-of-quail.html

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CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Clouded Crimson Moth Caterpillar (Schinia gaurae)

looks like an anorexic Monarch caterpillar

Larval host: SOUTHERN BEEBLOSSOM (Oenothera simulans)

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/26702

Shown on Florida Native Plant: SOUTHERN BEEBLOSSOM (Oenothera simulans) (synonym: Gaura angustifolia), the larval host.

My take: http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/just-in-time-for-national-moth-week.html

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