Friday, May 22, 2009
Butterfly season is beginning. Already I've seen a Buckeye, copious migrating Monarchs, a Tiger Swallowtail high up in the trees, and a Comma Angel Wing. More will be coming. I struggle with identification of some of the black swallowtails. Some are Spicebush, some are Pipevines, some are Red Spotted Purples, some are female of another species. For the life of me I cannot keep them straight. Some guy on Flicker chastised me for improper identification so obviously I need the help of experts. So....what is this one?