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Swallowtail ~ Color Crazy

Kim Johnson is continuing her  Color Crazy Challenge Week 8 with a different color. Click the link if you want to join in on the fun to share the color! Black & White this week. I hope this photo qualifies for the challenge.


This beautiful butterfly was visiting my butterfly bush in Dustin’s garden. It is called a female Tiger Eastern Swallowtail. The male is completely black. See the blue on the back of this one’s tail? That lets you know it is a female. Pretty cool. I love learning about nature. And I cannot wait for spring.

Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time.  ~Deborah Chaskin


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Written by Carol DM

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  1. Its really cool to see what other parts of the world call this butterfly isn’t it. You know what we call it here in So CA? It is called a Black Swallowtail. We have these and the zebras. I also had a Black Swallowtail caterpillar on my tomatoes when I lived in Memphis. I was horrified when I saw that giant. lol He got released in the woods. … Great shot, and yes, the blue is the best part! Poor girls are always so dull..

    • Thanks Norman, all of the insects and birds are in my backyard. When I see one, I start researching all I can find out about them. I try to offer food and plants to keep them around. It is very interesting and therapeutic.

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