What do you think?

bev2009(6 IN)August 2, 2011

Not knowing my butterflies, I just assume any black butterfly in my yard is a BST. Today I stepped outside and a black butterfly was on the Echinacea, so I ran inside and grabbed the camera. Remember, air conditioning inside, hot and muggy outside. The camera fogged up and I only got a couple of shots before it was gone. But could this be a spicebush swallowtail? I was planning on calling the garden center to see if they could get me a spicebush yet this year, but if this is, I will call immediately.

And I found this white egg on my dill. Any ideas what it could be?

Thanks for everyone's help.

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runmede(7a Virginia)

Your butterfly is a black form tiger swallowtail. Note the dark line above the blue circles on the hindwing.

Black Swallowtail eggs are creamy yellow and round. I do not know what the white egg is.

Here is a link that might be useful: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 8:59PM
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