Should be Pale Swallowtail by loiteke

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Papilio eurymedon, the pale swallowtail or pallid swallowtail is a relatively common swallowtail butterfly found throughout much of the western United States. It is found on the Pacific coast from northern Baja California to southernmost British Columbia and inland to New Mexico and the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is present from the coast to western Montana and Wyoming to northern New Mexico. It is absent from most of Nevada and western Utah. It prefers open woodlands and forest clearings, especially near permanent bodies of water such as ponds, but also urban parks and occasionally is seen in suburban areas. Though not as common as the Western Tiger Swallowtail, the pale swallowtail can be seen in large numbers at puddling parties where up to a dozen or more males may be seen gathered. There they join other species to sip water from damp soil to obtain nutrients for mating. Their appearance is quite similar to that of the western tiger swallowtail except they are a white-cream color or very pale yellow. Some pale swallowtails also have differing amounts of red-orange patches on the wings just above the tail as well as on the . Tiger stripes and borders are thicker than those of western tiger swallowtails. The wingspan is typically 3.5 to 4.5 inches.

Meeli Sonn is an freelance photographer based in Las Vegas, USA. Meeli specialises in producing high-quality images of our all kind natural world, capturing the beauty and mystery of nature, animals, birds, plants. It needs good eye. Meeli’s love of nature does not end with the landscape, as she aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way. Her big passion is macro world.

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Comments

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    truly beautiful . . .

  • Thanks Lorilee, you are too kind

    – loiteke

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 2 years ago


    2012/07/02

  • Thanks for having group where to share

    – loiteke

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work Meeli

  • Thanks Larry

    – loiteke

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful capture!

  • Thanks Shelly

    – loiteke

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture.

  • Thanks Bunny

    – loiteke

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    really pretty butterfly Meeli and a great write up!

  • Thanks for comment.

    – loiteke

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoabout 2 years ago

    This is gorgeous Meeli

  • Thanks for comment.

    – loiteke

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Meeli.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thanks for comment.

    – loiteke

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful butterfly and capture Meeli ~ lovely colour and detail :)

  • Thanks

    – loiteke

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding artwork:)
    ………….
    Thoughtfully;
    Change your thoughts and you change your world.
    Norman Vincent Peale mentioned…
    ……….
    Best regards & hugs,
    Sunny

  • Thanks

    – loiteke

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