What butterfly is this?

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  1. Chrisle

    Chrisle In Flower

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    I chased this butterfly around the yard yesterday. Finally got a picture of it. I don't know whether these two are the same butterfly or not. The one on the ground was taken in my green house this morning.
    Thanks!

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    On a chive flower ( photo / image / picture from Chrisle's Garden )





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    On the ground in the greenhouse, lighting was not good. ( photo / image / picture from Chrisle's Garden )
     
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  3. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    Swallowtail...THose are great pictures....
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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  5. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    Toni...I didn't click on your link yet but all of the information I found was that it is an eastern swallowtail like I get here. I will do a little more investigating on your link. I had seen pictures of the zebra swallowtail being more white. I will return.
     



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  6. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    Now I saw a picture of a western tiger swallowtail that looks like it...so I am not sure what it is besides that it is a swallowtail.

    The Beauty of the Swallowtail Butterfly - Squidoo

    copy and paste the link...also found an anise swallowtail
     
  7. Henry Johnson

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    You may consider this one:
    Info copied from same website that Toni referenced...
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    Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
    Papilio canadensis Rothschild & Jordan, 1906

    Family: Papilionidae

    Subfamily: Papilioninae


    Identification: Smaller than Eastern or Western Tiger Swallowtails. Upperside of forewing with relatively broad black stripes; underside with marginal yellow spots merged into continuous band. Hindwing with numerous orange scales. Extremely rare black female form.

    Wing Span: 2 5/8 - 3 1/8 inches (6.7 - 8 cm).
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    Hank
     
  8. Sherry8

    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    Maybe we can get 2 or 3 pictures of the different ones side by side but seeing that the picture was taken in Canada, it most likely could be the canadian tiger swallowtail...

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    Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ( photo / image / picture from Sherry8's Garden )
    This one is the Eastern tiger swallowtail from Wisconsin
     
  9. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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  10. Chrisle

    Chrisle In Flower

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    Thank you for all the input of the butterfly. I think by looking at Sherry8's picture that it looks like an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. There were swarms of them here this morning but they are gone now. Here are two more pictures.
    Thank you everyone for all your help with this one. :)


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    On a rock ( photo / image / picture from Chrisle's Garden )





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    On a petunia ( photo / image / picture from Chrisle's Garden )
     
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  11. Beeker

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    Wow.
    Those are awesome pictures!
    So beautiful!
     
  12. Kildale

    Kildale Nature's Window

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    To put my two pennies worth in, here are a few swallowtail butterflies. Butterflies May help.
     
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    Wooowww that's really so beautiful pic.
     
  14. Tooty2shoes

    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Yes they are beautiful. I love seeing them in my garden also. We plant for them so then have a food source.
     

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