Swallowtail Tag

by Josh on September 17, 2007 · 2 comments

in Gardens

Big Blue Butterfly Our Tiny Oak Park Bungalow just helped me get the name of this butterfly I photographed atop some joe pye weed in my garden a couple weeks ago. Apparently it’s a Black Swallowtail, which sounds a lot better than what I had formerly called it: “big blue butterfly.”

Credit for the insect identification properly goes to a commenter at Building a Better Bungalow, the source referenced by the post on Our Tiny Oak Park Bungalow that I happened to read. From Building a Better Bungalow to Our Tiny Oak Park Bungalow to me, it’s funny that we were all looking for the identity of the same kind of butterfly at about the same time and found our answers sequentially. Clearly a few of us housebloggers are playing swallowtail tag, and it looks like I’m the latest to be “it.”

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Dulcie September 19, 2007 at 9:54 pm

That picture is heavenly! I saw a Monarch today that made me happy during a long day at work.

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Josh September 20, 2007 at 9:54 pm

Good for you, Dulcie. I think most of the pretty things here have fled for warmer climes.

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