Three’s A Charm

I walked outside yesterday afternoon and saw not one, not two, but three Tiger Swallowtails fluttering about.

This handsome male – who you can tell is a male because he lacks the deep blues the female displays…


…this lovely lady…


and this dark morph version, which is easy to identify as a female since male Tiger Swallowtials don’t come in the dark color tones.

swallowtail3 swallowtail4 swallowtail5

As a bonus, this Pipevine Swallowtail (another front yard first for me) also made a brief landing.


All in all, a beautiful, bountiful day for butterflies!

10 thoughts on “Three’s A Charm

  1. Some of my favorites in there. Thanks for sharing, Kathy! Those dark ones with the blue spots are my absolute faves and the yellows, second best. Wish I could draw or paint them…..maybe one day……thanks for posting!

Comments are closed.