Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (“dorsal” view) by rhoing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (“dorsal” view)

I waited to post this because I had another butterfly image from that day that was pretty striking, but it was of a species previously photographed — Great Spangled Fritillary, http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-06-14 — and I was pretty sure this was a species I’d not yet photographed in our garden. Not as striking perhaps as if it hadn’t lost part of its right hindwing, but a pretty good, wings-open pose.

Confirmed at BAMONA as Papilio glaucus (family: Papilionidae; subfamily, Papilioninae) or “Eastern Tiger Swallowtail”; http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/730985

Not a true “macro” shot. “Ventral” view at BAMONA sightings page, http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/730985

A year ago (“Green tubes”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-08-11

[ IMG_23170S15x10tm :: f/6.3 :: 1/400" :: ISO-2000 :: 250mm ]
I have taken a swallowtail who had a missing tail just like this one. Very beautiful shot!
August 14th, 2012  
This is one of my favorite butterflies! And I have not seen any in my yard this year. Nice shot
August 14th, 2012  
very pretty
August 14th, 2012  
One of the few butterflies I can recognise. Lovely capture.
August 14th, 2012  
Oh that is so beautiful.. Amazing focus
August 14th, 2012  
Beautiful especially with the vivid purple flowers. Wonder what happened to its wing.
August 15th, 2012  
I love these. I have many photos of them in my collection. Black and yellow is one of my favorites!
August 16th, 2012  
Beautiful shot! I love the butterfly and the flowers!
August 17th, 2012  
August 17th, 2012  
Beautiful shot! I see yours is a little tattered like mine.
August 24th, 2020  
@marlboromaam Wow. Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are one of the most common butterflies in our garden and this was one of my first posts?! A little beat up? Yesterday I found what was basically just a pair of wings in my driveway -- a butterfly that didn't get away. The "circle of life" is something that became apparent to me from my 365 participation early-on!
August 24th, 2020  
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