Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sunshine butterfly-the Tiger Swallowtail

These Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies are so bright yellow and large that they are the sunshine butterflies to me. Unlike some that will fly off at any disturbance, these stay put allowing great views and photos. I found this beauty on the Canon City Riverwalk. I have seen conflicting info about whether there are Western or Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies in this area so am not calling it one or other (it is not a Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail that occurs here as it is missing the second elongated tail). SeEtta