Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tiger Swallowtail

We have had several of these this year. So lovely.


 
 
I am not certain but I think these are the Eastern Tiger Swallowtails rather than the Western. I am on the Texas Gulf Coast.
 
 
This is the caterpillar:
 
 
 
This is not my photo; it is from Google Images.
 



9 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous shots of the swallowtail. Have a happy day!

fredamans said...

Beautiful butterfly. The larva is not as beautiful though. :-)

Florence said...

Thank you , Eileen. It has been a happy day!

Florence said...

Fredamans, if you think the caterpillar is not so lovely, you should see the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd instars which look like bird droppings! LOL!!

Felicia said...

lovely butterfly.

Rambling Woods said...

I am still hoping to find a spice bush egg to raise... They are funny looking.... Michelle...

Laura said...

Everything is more beautiful when we slow down, look close and take the time to truly see.

maryaustria said...

Beautiful butterfly! Great shots!

Hattie said...

We've had more butterflies than usual in our yard in Hawaii this year.