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Monday, June 30, 2008

Pale Tiger Swallowtail

7 comments:

Don't Bug Me! said...

It is amazing how much extra detail you can see when you start looking at close-up photos. I love the furry, striped abdomen and thorax of this butterfly.

Dawn said...

thanks DBM, I like his fuzz too!

Dawn said...
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Island Rambles Blog said...

I have seen these butterflies and did not know what kind it was...I think ours are brighter in color.

(I got swarmed with a bunch of commercial comments hidden to look like bloggers, that is probably the same as your deleted comment above...so annoying I had to delete a few comments as they got in ....that's life...cheers)

Don't Bug Me! said...

Hello Island Rambles. The swallowtails that are common around southern British Columbia are more likely to be anise swallowtails - Papilio zelicaon. They are a more vibrant yellow. Another possibility is the old world swallowtail - Papilio machaon. Swallowtails are quite a complex group of butterflies and can be difficult to tell apart!

Sandy said...

Beautiful gorgeous photo.

Jay said...

I LOVE that one! Beautiful creature, and beautiful photo! Thanks, Dawn!