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a tale of two Swallowtails

During the last week, I’ve seen several Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies in the backyard.  They seem to be especially attracted to the Cup Plant (the same plant the Goldfinches have been tearing apart). 403 more words


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

I found this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. These are large butterflies. I have always been amazed at how fragile they appear. 31 more words


Butterfly and Joe Pye

Hot, humid summer days may be a little tough on us, but butterflies seem to love them. I captured this shot of a spectacular Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ( 153 more words


Good to the Last Drop?

Tuning out the world,  a female eastern tiger swallowtail, missing its “tail,”  sips deep from a brownie boy daylily


Eastern Tiger swallowtail

Correction, Aug. 8 : Thanks to reader Cindy Dyer I need to correct the name of this butterfly. It is a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, not a monarch. 107 more words


Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are common butterflies during the latter part of summer. From the photos below, you’ll see why they are named that way. Male butterflies have stripes, and blue and orange spots in the lower part of their wings, while female ones may have yellow or deep blue, almost black colors. 40 more words