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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
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Anderwood
Aug 20, 2013 2:33 PM CST
Just in time for the theme @dave and @trish! I am not exactly sure what kind it is. Yellow swallowtail? I just took the pic this morning.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Aug 20, 2013 2:47 PM CST

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Yellow swallowtail indeed! One of my favorite butterflies!

Name: Trish
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Trish
Aug 20, 2013 3:48 PM CST

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Nice shot! They sure do love those butterfly bushes!!
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Name: Melanie Long
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mellielong
Aug 21, 2013 6:46 AM CST

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Reid, you've got yourself a Tiger Swallowtail. Nice shot!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 21, 2013 2:05 PM CST
Reid: Great shots; looks like the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail! http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Papilio-glaucus

Dave: Wow, that's a beautiful photo of the ET Swallowtails on the Helianthus too!
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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Aug 21, 2013 3:24 PM CST

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Lin, I believe the butterfly in Dave's picture is the Giant Swallowtail. Too much black on it to be a Tiger ST.
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plantladylin
Aug 21, 2013 4:05 PM CST
Good eye Melanie! Giant Swallowtail: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Papilio-cresphont...
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Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
Aug 21, 2013 5:48 PM CST
mellielong said:Lin, I believe the butterfly in Dave's picture is the Giant Swallowtail. Too much black on it to be a Tiger ST.


I agree.The yellow spot bands form "x's" near the forward wing apexes.

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plantladylin
Aug 21, 2013 6:11 PM CST
Dave, you are getting so good at this butterfly stuff! Thumbs up LOL, my memory is getting so bad, I can't remember one from the other anymore and I have difficulty going back and forth comparing photo's to those in my butterfly book too. I'm so grateful for the knowledge everyone shares here on ATP!
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