Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
This was in our backyard and it can be 4-6 inches from wingtip to wingtip. It can be seen from spring to October in forests and in open areas, even in cities.
This was in our vegetable garden. It was about 2 inches across. You can see them spring to mid-summer at forest edges and meadows.
This is some sort of tiger moth, there are many different kinds. Most have hind wings that are reddish-orange and are about 1-1 1/2 inches across. They are attracted to bright lights, which is probably why this one was dead on our deck. You can see them spring to summer in fields and roadsides.
Butterflies and moths are some of my favorites. I like their looks.
I tried to videotape them, maybe I can show my video next week!
What is your favorite type of butterfly?
What plants do you have that get lots of butterflies?