Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Zebra Swallowtail

The Zebra Swallowtail does not come to the garden very often.

It is an exciting event when they do.
We stop what we are doing and watch them.

Today was a gorgeous September day.

Two Zebras graced our backyard.

One was in perfect condition
the other was Summer weary.

Such a lovely butterfly.

The Zebra over winter in the pupa stage.

I have three Paw-paw bushes, the host plant for the caterpillars.
I do hope a few pupa over winter in my backyard.


Judy said...

They are beautiful! I can see why you would drop everything to watch them!!!

ME said...

Oh so pretty!

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Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry,

They are very beautiful and you can see how they get their name.
It must be wonderful to spend time with them.

I feel certain a gift will be left on paw paw bushes.

Happy butterfly days in your garden:)

sarah said...

They are a male and a female? So a male is more beautiful in butterfly world? It's opposit in human world, I hope.
Any way I've never seen such cute butterfly.
Have a lovely week ahead.

Landbohaven said...

Gode billeder.
Hvor er de smukke.
Tak for kigget.

Vetsy said...

How lucky you are to have such beauties visit your garden. Love the photos. I'll have to add the Paw-Paw to my future garden list.

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Julie Old Crow said...

I've had my eyes open--haven't spotted any here yet!

Gorgeous pics!

Kerkedijk said...

Beautiful butterflies. I live in Ireland and saw some powder blue butterflies recently that I had never seen before and that same day I watched striped red and black butterflies, lots of them. I was sheltering from the wind by an old lighthouse so on a cliff face looking out on the sea. Obviously butterflies that like the wilds of the sea cliffs. K

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