Whatever Weds. Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

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While in Il, USA I spied a new to me Butterfly at one of the reserves I visited.

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

The Giant Swallowtail is the largest Butterfly of all of North America, but Female Tiger Swallowtails are nearly the same size.

They live mostly in the Eastern US and it typically stays in wooded areas and residential gardens.

This one looks like an adult and a bit tattered, but I was thrilled to see it!

Fuji X-T3| Fujinon 100-400mm| PS CC 23.4.1

FYI- I’ll be taking a break from the blog until mid August. I’ll have limited internet so I’ll catch up with you then. Be safe, and well until then!

more to come…

13 thoughts on “Whatever Weds. Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

  1. They are gorgeous! Did you hear that monarch butterflies are now an endangered species? 😦

    Hope you’ll have lots of time to chase butterflies during your hiatus: are you doing something fun?

  2. Thanks for the picture of the giant swallowtail. There were several swallowtails here both yellow and black varieties while I was dabbing pollen yesterday. There was also a swallowtail caterpillar on the fennel. I will have to see if it is still there and get a picture today. Enjoy your travels Deborah.

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