Could you please tell me this butterfly's name ?
This one also. I cannot find them in my reference book. Thank you
They're both swallowtails. The first one is an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail I believe. The second is a spicebush swallowtail. Congratulations on your find!
I think the first one is not a Tiger Swallowtail since it does not have a dark stripes ... I think it could be a Giant. Spicebush swallowtails are usually pretty greenish/blue irridescent I believe... so I'm not sure its that. Maybe a female if it is a Spicebush because the males are definitely more greenish. I'm wondering if it could be a Pipevine?
Also the tiger swallowtails have black bodies - and this first butterfly has a yellow body which again points to a Giant. Thoughts from the crowd please?
The first one is a giant swallowtail, and the second one is a male spicebush swallowtail.
Thank you for your answers. All my information said that the first one was a Giant swallowtail that's all and the second was all that was said was it to be black swallowtail. I will look up both of what you all said. Thanks again. I was really lucky to get their picture.
The second one is positively NOT a black swallowtail. Black swallowtails don't have the 'lunules' around the bottom edge, and they have a very distinct 'eye' that is, a red circle with a small black dot inside it, all enclosed by a black ring around the red circle - this 'drunk's' eye is at the lower part of the wings next to their body.
Your spicebush swallowtail looks to be newly emerged and is just gorgeous!!
For comparison's sake... this is a female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (yellow form). See the "tiger stripes" that are visible on both the topside and underside of the wings?