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Cordeledawg
Cordele, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2006
9:06 AM

Post #2562225

Can someone tell me what kind of butterfly this is? It has blue markings on the bottom of its wings.

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Cordeledawg
Cordele, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2006
9:09 AM

Post #2562226

Here's another pix. He just wouldn't be still.

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GardenGuyKin
Portland, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2006
12:58 PM

Post #2562537

I would guess it's a Tiger Swallowtail
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Cordeledawg
Cordele, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2006
2:49 PM

Post #2562891

I realize the butterfly is somewhat fuzzy in the picture, but his tail is rounded, no swallow tail points. The blue on his wings are more rounded like dots instead of a blue smear like a swallowtail.

Edit: Well, on second look, maybe it does have points on the tail. The stripes sure looks like a tiger.

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bolino
Swanton, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 29, 2006
3:13 PM

Post #2562988

Looks to me like a "Pretty" butterfly!!!
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 29, 2006
7:38 PM

Post #2563936

It is a Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus glaucus), and a female too. The blue pigmentation gives her away. :-)
Cordeledawg
Cordele, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2006
7:07 AM

Post #2565827

Thanks! I'm so glad I've finally got some pretty bugs in my garden!
renatelynne
Boerne new zone 30, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 30, 2006
10:54 PM

Post #2568071

If you plant fennel and/or queen annes lace you will get more... those are what the cats eat.

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