Saturday, June 09, 2007

2 kinds o' swallowtails

(anise swallowtail, & tiger swallowtail)

2 Comments:

At 4:33 PM, Blogger Christa said...

Beautiful! I've never heard of an anise swallowtail. How do you tell the difference between the two?

I can't wait to see the butterflies return to my garden this summer. I planted a butterfly bush just for them!

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger lisa beerntsen said...

Actually, my husband is a bit of a butterfly buff-- and he told me, but I checked it out online... here's a good site for identification, at least of some West Coast Types. http://www.bentler.us/eastern-washington/insects/butterflies.aspx (Tigers have more true stripes, while anise has a larger block of black near the body.) Pipevine Swallowtails are also common here-- which are black with blue...

 

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