First Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Of 2011 In Wildflowers



It was a beautiful day outside and once the weather warmed up just a bit, the Butterflies started emerging from their Chrysalises (Monarchs) or they wandered over to our Butterfly and Hummingbird garden.

This is the first Pipevine Swallowtail we have seen in 2011, and it was going crazy on the red Wildflowers.  It was just bouncing from one red Wildflower to the next getting nectar.  If you can see the proboscis it’s covered in pollen.  While I didn’t notice this Butterfly laying any eggs on our Dutchman’s Pipevine (we have lots of it and it looks really good right now), I’m hopeful that other Pipevine Swallowtails will begin to visit and lay some eggs.

First Pipevine Swallowtail Of 2011 On Red Wildflowers

First Pipevine Swallowtail Of 2011 On Red Wildflowers

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