Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Corralitas Drive: Pale Swallowtail

*Stuff you missed this year...
Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 12, 2015.  You know you've spent too much time taking photos of butterflies, when the dog comes to get you when he finds a dead butterfly in the yard.  At least this was one I'd not seen in a very long time.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 12, 2015.  Pale Swallowtails are similar to Tiger Swallowtails, but the yellow is pale and they're a lot more black.   It was cool to find an intact dead Pale Swallowtail, since I rarely get a good look at butterflies while they're alive.  The shading in the tail was amazingly detailed and the blue was positively iridescent. 

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*Stuff You Missed This Year is our annual wrap up of interesting photos and things we just didn't have a chance to run, because everything seems to always happen at the same time.