Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tigers and Zebras, Oh My

As Spring springs here, the butterflies are coming out fast. Today we had our first sightings of two favorites, first the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail:

This male (from the lack of blue on the rear wings) came to the phlox. It seems that's the first place we spot them every year.

Then, a few minutes later in the back yard, a Zebra Swallowtail:

What, you don't see it, flitting through in this unzoomed photo? Try this:

Yeah, you can barely tell what it is, if you know what you're looking for. Well, there's plenty of time to get more pictures.

In addition to these, I also spotted one new, to me, butterfly, the Eastern Pine Elfin, but I wasn't carrying the camera, and spotted a somewhat ragged looking Red Admiral a couple days ago.

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