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Yellow Swallowtail Butterflies

by Dodie
(Shippingport, PA)

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

Here is a nifty Swallowtail Butterfly story for you. I went out to my garden today and saw a beautiful swallowtail butterfly on my zenias. I had a wonderful time following it around to get the perfect shot. I thought you and your readers might enjoy them as well.



yellow and black butterfly in flower garden

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in Flower Garden


Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies which form the family Papilionidae. There are at least 550 species, and though the majority are tropical, members of the family are found on all continents except Antarctica.


yellow and black butterfly on pink zenia

Easter Tiger Swallowtail Spreads its Wings


The Eastern Tiger is a large, almost 5 inch wingspan swallowtail butterfly. It is found in the Eastern United States, as far north as southern Vermont, and as far West as extreme Eastern Colorado.


Although these pictures were taken in Virginia, Dodie has moved back to PA. She is currently pursuing her art and selling Avon. You can see her beautiful art work at Dodie's Art Gallery

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Mar 23, 2017
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Beautiful butterflies
by: Anonymous

Dear Dodie my fiance's seen these three times in Phoenix Arizona where we live they are beautiful creatures every time he takes the dogs to the dog park in our complex I think it's got something to do with him and his presence

Jul 25, 2016
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Michigan sighting
by: Jesse

Just had one on a purple coneflower in the garden.

Aug 11, 2015
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Brazil......
by: Eto

In Brazil we have in this butterfly are really big and very beautiful. When I was little, I loved to hunt butterflies, today a family of Father, greatly appreciate the nature and regret what I did. They Borletas the only color our lives ..

Eto.. from Brazil

Jul 22, 2015
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rare sighting
by: Anonymous

Had one last night July 21 on our Zinnas. Live in Northwest Iowa and have never seen one here before.

Jun 22, 2015
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North Idaho beauties
by: Anonymous

I live in North Idaho and there are several that visit me. I got several pics today as they landed on an area we are reseeding. So beautiful!

Jul 21, 2012
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My First Butterfly
by: mia

A yellow swallowtail sat on my hand today,July 21, 2012. I live in Philadelphia, PA.

Jun 06, 2011
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Central Vermont
by: Anonymous

I have one here in Castleton Vermont in our lilacs.

Aug 01, 2010
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Reply to Comments
by: Sally

Thank you all for commenting. My service was being upgraded with the ability to add multiple images and during that time I was not able to approve comments.

On July 2 a request to use this Swallowtail butterfly on Facebook. This would be fine. All we ask is that you tell where you got the picture, referencing Nature And Flower Pictures.

On July 22 the question of type of camera came up. My sister Dodie took this picture with her Kodak digital camera.

Isn't it a lovely butterfly?

Sally
Publisher: Nature and Flower Pictures.com

Jul 22, 2010
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Nice Pics
by: Anonymous

Great pictures. What kind of camera are you using Sally

Jul 15, 2010
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Nice.
by: xAndrex

I found one of those in my basement dead but very well preserved and I live in Utah.

Jul 02, 2010
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Borrow?
by: Anonymous

Hey Dodie, this morning my flowers rewarded me with a gorgeous yellow swallowtail but I wasn't fast enough to snap a photo. May I borrow yours on my very private Facebook?

Jun 19, 2010
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Great Pics
by: Anonymous

Those pictures are beautiful. I love butterflies and flowers. I like the full back shots the best.
They're great!! Can appreciate the fun you had chasing it. Been there!

Aug 17, 2009
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Sighting
by: Anonymous

Saw one today in Santa Rosa California! almost to the Coast!

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