Monday, August 10, 2009

Butterflies 8

The Pipevine Swallowtail can be hard to identify, because many other butterflies similar size and colors. Pipevine Swallowtails wingspan can reach up to 3 1/2 inches. They are black with blue metallic color on the hind wings. Only the females have a row of yellowish-white dots. They also have a curved row of bright orange dots underneath its wings which may be viewed when their wings are folded up.

Pipevine Swallowtail on Black-eyed Susan

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed visit tomorrow to see a different butterfly. I have more butterfly photographs on Flickr and Facebook. To see those you can click on the links along the left side of the blog for either Flickr or Facebook. To see more of my photography, you can also visit my Artfire studio, The Shutterbug Eye.


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