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Cordele, GA(Zone 8a)

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

Thumbnail by Cordeledawg
Cordele, GA(Zone 8a)

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

Thumbnail by Cordeledawg
Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

I would guess it's a Tiger Swallowtail

Cordele, GA(Zone 8a)

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

Toledo, OH(Zone 6a)

Looks to me like a "Pretty" butterfly!!!

Garland, TX(Zone 8a)

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

Cordele, GA(Zone 8a)

Thanks! I'm so glad I've finally got some pretty bugs in my garden!

Boerne new zone 30, TX(Zone 8b)

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

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