February 23, 2012

Spicebush Swallowtail

SDP  2-23-12
Continuing with our series from Butterfly Estates, the SDP staff offers this lovely black and blue and white creature.  What amazing colors!  I was thrilled when it landed on this bright green leaf, which really accentuated its colors.  I'm about 98% sure this is a spicebush swallowtail butterfly.  Whatever the species, it's eye catching.

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Another little beauty. While surfing around last evening I learned there is a Butterfly Palace in Branson, Mo.

Jack said...

The butterfly's coat just shimmers. Isn't nature something?

cieldequimper said...

Oh keep 'em coming. This is so beautiful.

Kate said...

The blue sheen contrast beautifully with the rest of its wings and the green leaf.

Halcyon said...

Another beauty!