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momof2d
Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2005
1:01 AM

Post #1632984

I snappped this tonight , do you know the name?

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momof2d
Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2005
1:04 AM

Post #1632993

Here's another shot

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momof2d
Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2005
1:07 AM

Post #1632997

One more

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Jos
southwestern, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2005
1:27 AM

Post #1633035

Looks like an eastern black swallowtail to me but I am certainly no expert. Beautiful, though they all are arn't they..

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 19, 2005
1:33 AM

Post #1633052

I think Jos is right...it looks like the Eastern Black Swallowtail image in my Audubon book
momof2d
Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2005
3:19 AM

Post #1633283

Thanks Jos and Melody, yes he or she is beatiful, it let me take several shots but those three were the best. I hope it comes back!

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