New sighting for me!

annainok(7b)April 12, 2011

My yard has been full of Tiger Swallowtails, yellow and black form, all month; but when I was outside late this evening watching my daughter mow when I spied something different nectaring on the azaleas. Fortunately I was able to run inside and grab my camera. Not the best pictures, the mower made it skittish, but at least I can lay claim to my first Papilio cresphontes! It seemed quite determined--flying off, then returning to the same bush again and again.

I probably don't have a week of bloom time left, but it's been great thus far.

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Beautiful, Anna, and congratulations on your first giant!
I love those giant swallowtails, and they apparently love your azaleas!

    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 10:03PM
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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

Congrats, Anna. Beautiful photos.


    Bookmark   April 12, 2011 at 10:42PM
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jrcagle(z7 MD)

Wow, nice pictures. The Giants are one of my favorite swallowtails.

(Clearly, I don't grow grapefruit for a living!)


    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 10:49AM
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