Normally, at our Mt. Washington office, we see Western Tiger Swallowtails and Anise Swallowtails. Both have proven to be very camera shy. This year, for the first time, we have seen Giant Swallowtails, at least 3 individuals. Our lantana shrubs have gotten to a good size and there is a profuse bloom this year. While lantana is not one of our favorite plants, we have to admit we were very excited it forwarded us the opportunity to get close enough to photograph this Giant Swallowtail today. It should be noted that Giant Swallowtails were first reported in the Los Angeles basin in 1998.