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

Butterfly Swallowtail 2 low res

Photo 2: Papilio rutulus on Abelia

Butterfly Swallowtail low res

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