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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Tiger Swallowtail

Today, in the garden, a beautiful Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly nectaring on purple Verbena flowers.

Photo @ Lillian Stokes, 2007


Anonymous said...

I had a tiger swallowtail at my butterfly bush today. I had a close up and saw that a portion of the (tail) was missing. Does that cause a problem for the butterfly?
Rachel from PA

Lillian and Don Stokes said...

Butterflies often have a little bite taken out of their wings. If it is small, it doesn't seem to hinder their flight ability.