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Name: Meredith
New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Cat Lover Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeper of Poultry Roses
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Meredith79
Aug 20, 2017 10:03 AM CST
Hi everyone, I don't usually post here but I thought this is the most appropriate place for this! I think you all enjoy seeing butterflies as much as me. These are right off my camera so I didn't get to edit them yet.
First I saw either a Black Swallowtail or Spicebush (I didn't get a good enough look at it. These ones are tough to get good shots of. They always fly off when I try to sneak in for a picture.
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Then I saw a Tiger Swallowtail. There wasn't much left of it though.
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Then I spotted a Giant Swallowtail which is super exciting for me because they aren't really known as a regular butterfly here. This is the third year in a row I got a picture of one here. It was a little banged up.
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Name: Honey
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honeyx4
Aug 20, 2017 1:55 PM CST
This must be swallowtail day. They are in my yard in full force also. Is that a tear in the wing? How can it fly?
These two kept flying together.

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Name: Meredith
New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Cat Lover Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeper of Poultry Roses
Lilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Daylilies Bee Lover Irises Seed Starter
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Meredith79
Aug 20, 2017 4:32 PM CST
Did you see the Regular Tiger? It is missing half it's top left wing and it's lower right wing. And still could fly no problem! I saw a Monarch a little while after posting.
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Also saw a Red Spotted Purple but no picture.
Name: Meredith
New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Region: New Hampshire Cat Lover Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeper of Poultry Roses
Lilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Daylilies Bee Lover Irises Seed Starter
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Meredith79
Aug 22, 2017 12:49 PM CST
Shortly after taking a picture of a Tiger Swallowtail on Joe Pye Weed I noticed another that looked a bit smaller. Here we have an overlap of Canadian Tiger Swallowtails and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails. Plus we have a hybrid of the two. The only thing I know for sure off the top of my head, is the Canadians are smaller and show up earlier in spring. So anyway after trying to catch a show of the Canadian another Tiger came along and then with the best luck all three went to the same Joe Pye Weed! I was so excited. Hurray! I wish I could have got a better shot but this was my best. I think it will look even better if I fine tune the exposure a little.
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