Saturday, August 2, 2014

Corralitas Drive: Swallowtail Carnage

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 30, 2014.  As if to mock me, one of the cats left a Tiger Swallowtail wing for me.  They know I've been trying to get a photo of several species of Swallowtail butterflies recently passing through the backyard.  I guess they're just too enticing to pass up. 

Be on the lookout for Giant Swallowtails.  I've seen 2 in the past week.  They're mostly black & yes, they are gigantic.  We also have Pale & Anise Swallowtails in the Red Car Property neighborhood.  

While there seems to be a Butterfly Bonanza in the neighborhood this year, learn how to attract butterflies to your yard: Butterflies and Their Larval Foodplants, Peter J. Bryant, UCI