What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Butterfly
Location: San Marcos, CA
September 27, 2012 1:28 am
These seem to come around every spring and I always enjoy them especially when they visit my Bouganvilla or, in this case, my Pride of Madeira. I’m assuming some kind of swallowtail?
Signature: redfive

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Dear redfive,
This is a Western Tiger Swallowtail.  We spent several days this summer trying to photograph the Western Tiger Swallowtails that flit about our garden but never seem to land.  Then we put out a call for images of Western Tiger Swallowtails and then we made Tiger Swallowtails the Bug of the Month for September, so you letter and identification request are quite timely.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: California

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