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?
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.