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The Butterfly in the Bush

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This is a Cabbage White Butterfly (or, according to Wikipedia (unsourced), the “Imported Cabbage Worm”). Several of these were flitting about the yard.

In trying to find a comprehensive list of butterflies common to Long Island, I came across this NY Times article from 1913, regarding the “war” between nature and progress: Railroad Wars on Caterpillars that Delay Trains.

The Butterfly in the Bush
08 July 2009
Quiogue, NY

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