Thursday, July 26, 2012

Butterfly Blog

I have spent the past few days trying to get pictures of the swallowtails that frequent the flowers this time of year.  They seem to love the giant zinnias that we have growing in our garden and allowed me to snap their pictures.  There are two kinds here -- the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (mostly yellow) and the bedraggled  dark one is a Spicebush Swallowtail.  Notice the striped body of the Tiger Swallowtail.

This is a closeup of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on one of the pink zinnias.

Here you can see all the spots on the body of the Spicebush Swallowtail.

Of course no day is complete without the beautiful Monarch.


MarthaVA said...

Beauteous !

Bibby and Pa said...

Just love your photos - well done - makes me want to get my husband's retired EOS out and learn to use it!!