Mixed Morph

Summer is the season for Swallowtails in my front yard, with Tiger Swallowtails being the most common variety of visitor.

I frequently see male Tiger Swallowtails flitting about…

…and female Tiger Swallowtails…

…and female Tiger Swallowtails of the dark morph variety, which are so very beautiful.

Well, today I saw what I am calling a “mixed morph” – a female that was mostly dark, but that also kept a bit of the yellow markings.

I think she is rather lovely!

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    1. No sooner had I written this post than I looked outside and saw a brand new batch of swallowtails eagerly nipping nectar. I grabbed the camera and spent another hour outside!

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