The Swallowtail Butterfly


I saw this swallowtail while hiking a few weeks ago. There is some 550 species of swallowtale butterflies. They are a very large butterfly, and at times appear to be a bird flying by. I have often had to do a double-take because I though it was a small bird.

Teresa took the second photo. Another beautiful swallowtail!!!


If you want to learn more about the Swallowtail butterfly, check out these links:

Swallowtail butterfly (Wikipedia)

Swallowtail butterflies

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