Thursday, August 28, 2008

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus on Buddleia


Nikon D70; f/l:  82mm(macro);  exp.: f/8, 1/250s, ISO 320

She is a little tattered but none the worse for the wear and tear.


CarlaCarlaCarlaCarla said...

At the risk of revealing myself as a shameless braggart ...

I saw this guy right outside the back door:
Pollenation and procreation

There's actually a shrub in my yard just like the one in your photo. It's out back far enough that I forgot to visit it for butterfly photos this summer. Maybe next year.

andrea o said...

I always thought this was zebra swallowtail. Once in awhile we see the tiger swallowtail here where I live in northern Nevada. I grew up in Western Oregon, where both colors were present. The tiger swallowtail was always yellow, the zebra was the color in your photo. Perhap common names differ with regions. Whatever the case, the insect is beautiful.

hbl said...

I did my very best researching the name. It was judgment call based on some tiny details.