Swallowtail Butterfly

Just this morning look who came to visit… wish I would have taken a better shot of this beautiful swallowtail butterfly. Looks like something was munching on a wing šŸ™‚ You can see the straw-like tongue trying to slurp up the nectar of the flowers. I really think it recently left its chrysalis as it just seemed like it was just learning to fly and was a little slow. I got quite close to it before it flew off in search of more “meals”.

Linking to Fiesta Friday #185

One of my swallowtail caterpillars made it full cycle… from an egg, to a caterpillar, pupa then full grown as a butterfly.

They just love parsley and dill too…

14 thoughts on “Swallowtail Butterfly

    • Thanks Loretta – I think it had recently emerged from its chrysalis as it seemed sluggish and that it was just learning to fly. I got pretty close to it with my camera… I was thrilled to see the butterfly and knew it was one of my “little guys” šŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Debbie – container growing is very easy and I could watch the action on my deck. The caterpillars don’t eat much and the end result is so rewarding. I hope you do grow some parsley or dill – they like that too!

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