Saturday, August 16, 2008

Western Swallowtail



In 1979 the legislature designated the Oregon Swallowtail (Papilio oregonius) as Oregon’s official insect. I thought this was one, but after examining several other photos, I believe it is a Western Tiger Swallowtail. Still pretty cool.

4 comments:

The Mulligan Family said...

Beautiful shot. Love how it stands out against the vivid pink flowers.

Beverley said...

Well captured Jill and I love the pink flowers they are pretty and so colourful.

Jan said...

Great photography Jill, its hard to capture butterflies just at the right moment but you did.

Connie Kennedy said...

Hi Jill, I just found your site...your pictures are beautiful and I really enjoyed them. I would like to be added to your email list.