swallowtail and buckeye, paso robles
Ed. Note: Our dear friend Clare Marter Kenyon just sent these photos because she knew Daniel was preparing a powerpoint presentation for the Theodore Payne Foundation and he didn’t have many photos of the Western Tiger Swallowtail despite the countless individuals that flit around his Mt Washington garden in the summer.
Correction: January 15, 2012
Thanks to input from lepidopterist Julian Donahue and Clare Marter Kenyon who took the photo, we have corrected this identification as a Pale Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon, which may also be viewed on BugGuide.