First Butterfly visitor in the garden
The Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus), is a common Swallowtail Butterfly of western North America and today one paid a visit to our garden while my daughter and I were weeding. Fortunately my camera was close at hand as I had just taken some more photos of the roses. It moved rather quickly around the Abelia though so I was lucky to get a shot!
Photo 1: Western Tiger Swallowtail on Abelia
Photo 2: Papilio rutulus on Abelia
So beautiful! We have the Eastern version in our garden most of the summer. Your photo reminds me of how much I miss them. Thank you for the preview of coming attractions! Best wishes, WG
You’re welcome WG! First time I’ve seen one so I was thrilled.
So cool such visit !!!! 🙂
I thought so too! Was so happy to have the camera nearby.
I like this butterfly, thank you for these beautiful photographs.
He is rather pretty! Thank you!