Thursday, 5 November 2009

A Golden Treasure

The Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucas)

This is a Female. The way you know this is by the amount of Blue at the base of the lower wings. The Male is blackish in those spots,. She had just come form a Tiger Lily, as you can see the orange pollen on her back, and spots of it on her upper wings. She is on  Hosta Bressingham Blue, a Hosta leaf here resting, or posing .

I never get bored of seeing these in the garden. In an earlier post I put a black version of the same butter-fly. As mentioned before there are two variations of the same. However the Male is always Yellow and Black