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Swallowtail

Discussion in 'Wildlife Gallery' started by wind1, Jun 26, 2017.


  1. wind1

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  2. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Wow. I've got butterfly envy.
    What a beautiful thing
     
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  3. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    In your Garden?

    Just noticed from your other thread that you are in Crete. :D

    I know there's quite a few sightings of them in this country every year :)
     
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    Not my garden unfortunately! Lots of them here in Crete along with all kinds of bugs, most of which seem to want to share the swimming pool with us! Every time I want a swim I have to clear the pool of bugs first.

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    Here is another swallowtail I photographed today but I noticed the markings are slightly different and the tail is longer. Is it male and female? Or different types of butterfly? 19554193_10213034931885928_4540930276096707402_n.jpg
     
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    Here's a short video of the butterfly. I did it in slo mo on my phone but it is normal speed on here.
     
  7. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I tried to watch the video but it says it is private
     
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    Should be ok now!
     
  9. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    What a treat to see such a lovely butterfly.

    We saw something similar when we were in Canada a few years ago, there were loads of them.
     
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    Second photo is a different species, the Scarce Swallowtail.
     
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