|TBM Avenger 3E|
|Giant Swallow Tail|
Back to the trail. Thistle was the food source this week. Every group of plants I came to had butterflies on them. I got real close to this Giant as it feed. They are the largest of the Swallow tails, hence the name Giant Swallow Tail. I also saw the two color phases of the Tiger Swallow Tail. Notice the faint stripes of the dark phase on the inside wing, below the beautiful Tiger Swallow Tail ( Light Phase).
There are two phases of the Tiger Swallow Tail here is the dark. This is the first time I have been able to witness the two phases in the field.
|Tiger Swallow Tail ( dark phase)|
|Tiger Swallow Tail|