13 thoughts on “Pipevine Swallowtail

  1. krispeterson100

    I wish I had your talent in capturing butterflies in the garden, Susie. I expect you have more flitting about then I do as well. The numbers here, even of skippers, seem terribly low again this year.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Chase them around and around Kris like an obsessed person! This type is frenetic so I ended up with shall we say “many” photographs before it let me get close.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Beth for sharing your butterfly sighting with me. There have been very few Eastern Tiger Swallowtails around the garden this year, usually quite abundant.

  2. gardeninacity

    I am so jealous – have never seen one, I planted a Dutchman’s Pipevine in hopes of attracting some, but it didn’t work. Then I seem to have killed the vine.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hope one just shows up in your yard like this one did for us. we just happened to be lunching on our back porch and I ran out with the camera to see what it was. I don’t know who’s growing the host plant here but I appreciate it! My understanding is the pipevine swallowtail is not rare here in piedmont of NC, but it’s much more commonly seen in our mountains.


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