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    carross
    carross
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    Photo

    I don’t know much about butterfly, but I think she is very pretty, or maybe he is very handsome.


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    CatsBirds
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    Beautiful Tiger Swallowtail… love the photo.. oh so pretty.


    Sharon, Catsbirds, Community Team Member
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    iris43
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    Swallowtails must be one of the prettiest B’flies!  You’ve got a lovely picture of it.  Thanks for sharing.


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    carross
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    I do have to tell you gals, it was fun taking the picture.  It kept flying from flower to flower.  I did think it was a swallowtail.  I need to find a book, I have had lots of butterflies and pretty moths this year.

    Thank you, Sharon and Iris


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    Jill Staake
    Jill Staake
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    So lovely! This Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) happens to be a female, if you’re interested. You can’t always tell the difference, but with this particular species, the female has that gorgeous blue color on the hindwings which the males lack. Another fun fact: in some areas, the females take on a black coloration instead of yellow. (That’s what I usually see here in Florida.) Learn more: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Papilio-glaucus

    So glad you shared, Sharon and Iris!


    Jill Staake (florida33girl@gmail.com)
    Birds & Blooms Community Manager
    Tampa, Florida Zone 9b

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    carross
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    Thank you Jill,  I did go to the site and will visit again.

    Carol


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