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Old Jul 11, 2006, 3:40 PM   #1
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Anybody know the species?
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Old Jul 11, 2006, 3:42 PM   #2
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Old Jul 11, 2006, 5:42 PM   #3
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It's one of the Swallowtails - which one of the Swallowtails, I have no idea...

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Old Jul 11, 2006, 8:11 PM   #4
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Cool! I never saw a flower hug a butterfly so!
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Old Jul 12, 2006, 10:49 AM   #5
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I think it's a Tiger Swallowtail, but I'm a long way from an expert.

Pretty sure this one is an Eastern Black Swallowtail. I think one of the most enjoyable aspects of photography (for me) is how it gets you asking questions about things you wouldn't have even noticed before.


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Very nice shots, although I find the images a bit soft.
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Old Jul 12, 2006, 7:15 PM   #7
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Try the following site
http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/i...p?curGroupID=2
May be a Western Swallowtail
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Old Jul 16, 2006, 1:11 PM   #8
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Anybody know the species?
This one is a Zebra Swallowtail. They are mostly white with black stripes on their wings, while the Tigers are a little larger, and yellow with black stripes. The Zebras were less common than the Tigers, at least in the area where I live. I used to spend my summers with the other neighborhood kids, trying to see who could build the biggest butterfly collection. To this day, I can still spot a Red Admiral anda Silver Spotted Skipper from 10 paces...:-)

That is a fabulous shot, by the way!
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Old Jul 21, 2006, 11:06 PM   #9
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These are absolutely gorgeous shots of this Swallowtail! Beautiful job!

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