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Worth the Wait ~ Day 242

I have been waiting all summer long for the butterflies to visit. Finally a black swallowtail came yesterday. He was fluttering around so fast it was a challenge to get a good photo. I had to sit for several minutes to get this one. These are one of my favorite butterflies. They are very large and such pretty markings. As my butterfly bush grows I hope to have many more to share.

The Eastern Swallowtail butterflies are what I see in the garden. They come in different colors. The yellow Tiger swallowtail and the Black Swallowtail are the two I see. Many swallowtails mimic the coloration and patterns of butterflies that are protected by a bad taste. Amazing the things nature has to do for survival.

Photo ©CarolDM2018

365 Photos Challenge Day 242


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Written by Carol DM


  1. Carol, this is an amazing picture. I can see you hiding on your deck, waiting for the butterfly to cross your gaze and then, capturing the perfect picture. Really great job@ Thank you so much for sharing this treasure with us!

  2. Wow, you can be at least an entry level walking encyclopedia for plants and insects!!

    All butterflies are butterflies to me lol