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What do you think?

Posted by bev2009 5/6 IN (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 2, 11 at 18:40

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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RE: What do you think?

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

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