Pipevine Swallowtail 13 Replies Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) First sighting of Pipevine Swallowtail this year. Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) Like this:Like Loading... Related
Such a treat to see this butterfly in the garden Judy. Thanks!
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.
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.
I have seen only one skipper this year!
What a beautiful butterfly!
I think so too Pauline! Love the blue shimmer.
It is a great shot, especially since butterflies don’t always want to pose for a photo. I am ready and waiting with two pots of pipe vine.
Thanks Judy. When this pipevine butterfly showed up I read what they host on, pipevine! Hope you see many of these beauties.
Beautiful! As I was visiting your blog, I noticed a tiger swallowtail out my window. A day with butterflies is a special day!
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.
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.
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.