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Subject: Great Swallowtail
Location: Coryell County, Texas
October 12, 2016 1:27 pm
Hello again! I thought you might like to see this Great Swallowtail, photographed through the window as it visited a hanging basket of Portulaca flowers today. (Used auto-correct for the photos as they had a haze.) Of course the butterfly flew off as I s-l-o-w-l-y opened the door, as always. 😀
Hope you are both well.
Signature: Ellen

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Good Morning Ellen,
Thanks so much for sending us a new image of a Giant Swallowtail, not a Great Swallowtail, which to the best of our knowledge is not a recognized common name.

October 12, 2016 1:34 pm
I’m so sorry, I meant to write Giant Swallowtail. I think it’s a Giant Swallowtail as you’ve very kindly identified them for me before. Hope you’re having a great week! Thank you
Signature: Ellen

Update:  October 16, 2016
Subject: More Giant Swallowtails
Location: Coryell County, Texas
October 16, 2016 3:00 pm
I’ve never seen as many Giant Swallowtails near our house as I have this month. We did have some summer rain, which is unusual, so their host plants may be thriving. The pictured plants are natives, Texas Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala) and Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii). I’m not sure if these are of the same individual butterfly. The swallowtails seem to be patrolling the gardens.
Signature: Ellen

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Dear Ellen,
Thanks for the update on your Giant Swallowtail sightings.  That head on view of the Giant Swallowtail flying towards the camera is amazing.

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Coryell County, Texas

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