Thursday, September 13, 2007

What butterfly is this???

OK, butterfly lovers (or people with more research ability/time than I have, obviously)...I've seen maybe one of these in my life until this evening, when I found one out in our yard on the Butterfly Bush (where else?). So what kind of butterfly is it? It's exciting to me that we get these great butterflies, being in the city and all! Let me know if you know what this is...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A black swallowtail. Beautiful!

andrea said...

Great butterfly bush! I wonder why I cant grow them! I have tried a half dozen times and they always croak on me...must be the soil..
When I was growing up I had a butterfly net and caught probably hundreds of those butterflies in my childhood! They are pretty common out here. Have you seen any orange/black swallowtails? There are a ton flying around in the alfalfa field!

Tiny Oak Park Bungalow said...

That's great. We have had a couple of these this year and we had a huge one last week - I'll have to post photos on our blog. Now I know what it its. Thanks.