Friday, July 13, 2007

Pipevine Swallowtail

A flutter caught my eye.
The single row of bright orange dots quickly identified this Swallowtail as the Pipevine or Blue Swallowtail.

It is feeding in wild phlox.
It's host plant is the Dutchman's Pipe vine.
There are ten different species of Swallowtails that are in my area.
I hope to attract all of them.


NM High School Sports News said...

Amazing shot of the Pipevine Swallowtail! WOW

Q said...

Hi Ron,
I am very, very, pleased with these photos!
If my new planting work their magic I should have lots of Swallowtails, maybe even all ten different varieties that are in my area will find my host plants and my nectars!
I hope so. I will keep it up too. Bush by bush and plant by plant.
I ask myself when I see a pretty flower, "Are you good for the butterflies?"

Sprite said...


Beautiful! Just Beautiful!


Q said...

Dear Sprite,
I have the Dutchman's Pipevine, the host plant for the Pipevine.
Now I need a trellis to grow it on as it gets very big. I have an idea of where such a vine and trellis would look good. My husband could build one but he is working so many hours that I do not want to ask. I can go buy one I think.
They are beautiful!!