Western Tiger Swallowtail poses for photographs
July 20, 2013, 1:06 PM
Location: Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
The editorial staff of What’s That Bug? has been trying for years to get a decent photograph of a Western Tiger Swallowtail, and though there is no shortage of this large and gorgeous butterfly in our office garden and the nearby areas, it seems that all they ever want to do in our garden is to soar back and forth without ever landing. That changed today. We were on the telephone with Clare when we spotted this beauty on the lilac, and then it flew to the camellia. By the time we hung up the phone and got the camera, it flew to the oak tree and posed for a few shots before sailing away.