Black swallowtail

Black Swallowtail on Butterfly bush
Black Swallowtail on Butterfly bush

Time for another big fat butterfly picture. This one I caught Monday, when I saw a huge butterfly swooping around the butterfly bush. How cliche. How pretty. The way it kept sweeping its wings as it fed made it hard to miss, even from a distance. That’s why the wings are a bit blurry.

According to Bug Guide, it’s a Black Swallowtail. There’s a whole range of similar big dark-winged swallowtails. As far as I’m concerned, this guy is the standard model, and all the others are variants. I’ve got the real thing.

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