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Tiger Swallowtail, Intermediate

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By Diohio


Tiger Swallowtail, Intermediate (Rudbeckia purpurea)

There are 3 phases of Tiger Swallowtail - the regular yellow phase has both male and female, and then there's the black phase that are only female and there's an Intermediate phase that are only female and look inbetween yellow and and black - almost a chocolate color. This girl is leaning toward Intermediate.



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Thanks ! I think that a lot of us are on the right track Buzzbee. Years ago I used to use pesticides. Not any longer and my garden is so much more full of life !
It shouldn't take too long for your Echinacea to spread. You're gonna love it ! I could sit for hours and just watch the butters fly in. All kinds !

16 Mar, 2008

 

Another great picture ! Keep them coming !

16 Mar, 2008

 

Lovely picture, you certainly know all about butterfly and which is which.

16 Mar, 2008

 

Thanks ! I like to be aware of what's going on in my garden. I have dozens of Field Guides !

16 Mar, 2008

 

It is fascinating to learn a bit about North American butterflies

23 Apr, 2008



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