Can someone tell me what kind of butterfly this is? It has blue markings on the bottom of its wings.
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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.
This message was edited Jul 29, 2006 11:01 AM
It is a Tiger Swallowtail (Pterourus glaucus), and a female too. The blue pigmentation gives her away. :-)
Thanks! I'm so glad I've finally got some pretty bugs in my garden!
If you plant fennel and/or queen annes lace you will get more... those are what the cats eat.