Name this BF

mbhoneybee63(5)September 9, 2012

First time I have ever seen one of these in my yard...is it a Pipevine or Spicebush Swallowtail?

On a side note, although I just figured out how to attach a photo, how do you attach more than one at a time?

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larry_gene

Looks like a pipevine.

Only one photo per posting using the standard form; to post multiple images you have to know the proper HTML code to paste into your message. Otherwise, just keep posting images in follow-up messages.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 10:40PM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Beautiful! I agree it's a Pipevine Swallowtail. The blue on their lower wings is so pretty when the sun hits it just right.
Do you know what the plant is that it's nectaring on? Some type of verbena maybe?
It only lets you put one photo on there if you use Gardenweb's upload feature but you can reply to your own thread to post another one.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 6:35AM
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mbhoneybee63(5)

Thanks to both of you for the id and the photo info. It is feeding on verbena but it really loved the lantana. It stayed in the yard for a couple of hours that day and showed up for a few days afterwards!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 1:16PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Definitely a male pipevine swallowtail - they're unmistakable.

Sherry

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 3:49PM
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imabirdnut

Plant you some pipevines & they will be in your yard all summer...that's what I did! One of my most favorite BFs!!! Great picture...I usually get a blurred picture because they flit their wings so fast!
Here is a picture I took just recently of a female...

Take care,
Lila

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 4:37PM
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