We've had lots and lots of butterflies
this summer. Right now it seems
that we have a lot of
So - I thought I'd take a moment to
point out the difference between the
Spicebush Swallowtail above and
the Black Swallowtail, below.
These two are often confused and even
I have a hard time telling which is
which. But - look at the fore-wings!
The Spicebush Swallowtail
has one row of spots and the
Black Swallowtail has more!
There is a third variety that looks
a lot like these two.
The Tiger Swallowtail.
He looks like the Spicebush and has one
row of spots, but he will have
a red dot on each of his hind wings.
Other visitors this week were:
Another Spicebush Swallowtail!
Another Giant Swallowtail!
And another Black Swallowtail!
The girls and I love watching the butterflies
and humming birds and learning
what we can about them!