Thursday, February 26, 2015

Corralitas Drive: Western Tiger Swallowtail & Flower Fly

Photo: Diane Edwardson, February 26, 2015.  The Western Tiger Swallowtails  (Papilo rutulus) were chasing each other around my & my neighbors' yards at lunchtime today.  This one was joined by a Flower Fly. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

I've been trying to catch a photo of one of these huge spectacular butterflies as they fly through my yard every day. This one kept stopping to rest on the Wild Geranium weeds that are mixed in with the mustard.