Saturday, August 29, 2009

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio troilus, on Pink Phlox


5 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Love the pictures of the garden denizens.
QMM

Nell Jean said...

It's always interesting to see what attracts various butterflies in gardens across the country. Phlox is not one of the most visited in my garden, but I've seen swallowtails on them.

Today I saw both a Spicebush Swallowtail and a Gulf Fritillary visiting something the dog left. I was glad not to have a camera in my hand.

Basil Becky said...

The Fennel in my garden seems to be the host for the Spicebush Swallowtail...I love seeing all the butterflies this time of year.

Janet said...

My photos of the Spicebush Swallowtail are blurry. He kept fluttering his wings and then would move to another bloom. My lantana seems to be a favorite.

heirloomgardener said...

Janet,

I have so many blurry butterfly photos and others where they move to the far side of the flower, so it's extra satisfying when you get one that works.

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