Butterfly: Western Tiger Swallowtail

My brother and his wife celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this weekend with a lovely party in their backyard.  This gorgeous butterfly blessed the occasion with a fly through and settled on a flower just long enough to allow me to capture a photograph.

Greg and Sylvia Anniversary Party 014

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Photo taken April 13th, 2013

Pleasanton, California

7 thoughts on “Butterfly: Western Tiger Swallowtail

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  2. Ah, lovely butterfly – I can’t get over how perfect its wings are, not raggedy at all as a lot of the white butterflies I’m seeing here in New Zealand seem to be – makes for a perfect picture! And nice that its visit also coincided with such a special occasion, and that you were on hand to take the photo 🙂

    • Isn’t it a pretty butterfly? It’s the first one of these I’ve seen this year, and I don’t see them often. I, too, mostly see white ones (cabbage whites), though I haven’t seen many yet this year!

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