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I need a photo of swallowtails on buttonbush

Posted by christie_sw_mo Z6 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 13, 11 at 12:14

Does someone have a good photo I could enlarge and print out of a swallowtail/swallowtails on buttonbush? I need something that shows the buttonbush flowers well and something I can legally use for our butterfly festival coming up here.
Thanks : )


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RE: I need a photo of swallowtails on buttonbush

Most of my buttonbush pictures are of tiger swallowtails, because they're the ones most attracted to it. Here's a giant swallowtail and a tiger swallowtail -
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Here's a pipevine swallowtail -
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Here's a yellow female tiger swallowtail, from the side -
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And yet another tiger, this one a male -
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And here's a male palamedes swallowtail -
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'Hope you can use one of these.
Sherry


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Nice pictures. I've never seen buttonbush before.


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Thank you Sherry! You're so sweet to dig those up for me. The first photo shows the blooms really well so that would be a great one to use ... or maybe I'll use more than one. I won't get a good photo if I use my own printer. I need to figure out the best way to save it on a thumb drive or send it to Walmart or something. Advice from computer geeks welcome.

I planted a row of three buttonbushes along the side of my yard this year but of course they're still too young to bloom. I'm hoping mine will do a good job attracting Tiger Swallowtails and Giants too. I have host plants for both but see very few.


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Buttonbushes bring in tiger swallowtails for miles around! Even this year, a poor year for tigers, I finally saw about a dozen on the bush one day. Other days, there were fewer, but it's still the favorite nectar plant for tiger swallowtails - too bad it doesn't bloom continually, like lantana!
Sherry


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I'm having a good year for Tiger Swallowtails here. I've been checking my Tulip tree for more than 10 years and had never found a single cat in all those years, and only once found an egg that never hatched. This year I've found 20 eggs and cats so far. I would've been excited to find even one. Wish my Buttonbushes would bloom for them but I don't think there's a chance this year.


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I like them all, Miss Sherry, but the male Tiger is a real knockout photo!

Bob


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