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tiger swallowtail

tiger swallowtail

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  • Astrid
  • vacation.....on Texel....
  • 15 May 2008, 06:44
Dave, this is a great picure, love the butterfly, where did you capture it, some garden in the zoo?? the green leaves just makes this complete, great composition.
Dave Bonta: Thanks, Astrid. This was taken in the woods above my house. tiger swallowtails are actually quite comment here. Note that it's missing one of its "tails," lost to a hungry bird, no doubt. That's the purpose of those wing extensions, beautiful as they are. The butterfly has no problem flying without them.

The green leaves are lowbush blueberry, which forms a groundcover in this type of oak forest.

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