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Swallowtail Butterfly Information and Photos

I photographed this tiger swallowtail butterfly, as it alighted on brilliant flowers. I asked him to pose for me, and he did!

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An orange and black Tiger Swallowtail butterfly near some pink flowers.

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June 3, 2010

This beautiful tiger swallowtail butterfly visited my impatiens one morning, and I was fortunate enough to be there and preserve the beauty.

tiger swallowtail butterfly

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This year's potential Black Swallowtail Butterfly, he is gnawing on some dill that came up in my garlic patch. I hope there will be more but so far I've only seen the one.

Swallowtail Caterpillar

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December 6, 2010

I love butterflies. This swallowtail was a frequent visitor to my butterfly bush in the garden. The background was the actual sky.

Swallowtail Butterfly

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Our Alstromeria was in beautiful full bloom that day when I spotted this Swallowtail Butterfly with his "nose" in the Alstromeria blossom. I ran to get my camera, and took this photo.

Diving Swallowtail Butterfly

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Black Swallowtail Butterfly that I raised from an egg. 6-15-2018

Black Swallowtail Butterfly - butterfly on yellow flower

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September 19, 2016

Early morning and the swallowtail had landed on the picotee sky flowers tree blossoms. It is as though the butterfly had posed for the photo, wings up stretched, body showing in the early light.

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The light coursing through its wings gave a wonderful view of the beauty of its wing markings.

butterfly on bush with purple blooms

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This Swallowtail Butterfly just came in and landed on our west garden fence one afternoon. I always have a camera close by in case something like this happens. Well, I got the photo, and I like it a lot.

Large Swallowtail Butterfly on Fence

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While visiting Laverne Park here in Coquille, Oregon with my mother and little cousin, I was amazed to see these Swallowtail butterflies fluttering around the river bed right on the sandy shoreline.

Swallowtail Butterfly in the Sand

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Spring is here and it will soon be butterfly time. This is a Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on our Butterfly Bush. It is amazing how many butterflies are attracted to this bush.

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (North Carolina)

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This beautiful black swallowtail butterfly was stuck on my screen this morning, when I got up and opened the blinds. I went outside and took his picture before rescuing him.

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Swallowtails are attracted to phlox, milkweed and Queen Anne's lace.

Swallowtail Butterfly

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May 2, 2019

Spicebush swallowtail, or Papilio troilus, are mostly in the Eastern US, with some venturing to the Midwest area. These large butterflies have black upper wings. The lower wings are beautiful with distinctive markings. This page contains spicebush swallowtail photos.

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April 15, 2011

My Black Swallowtail Butterfly friend, she laid some eggs on my dill and the her children hung out for awhile to entertain me.

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December 6, 2010

This guy was in my garden, so I took a series of them using the multi-burst feature (digital) and got one with it's wings open!

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July 28, 2010

It was the first day of using my new camera when I spotted a Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly in our garden.

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June 30, 2010

This swallowtail sat at the bottom corner of the door frame at my job. I was able to take several beautiful pictures.

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