Monday, May 18, 2009
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Western Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio rutulus. I found this little guy fluttering around the very profuse trays of flowers for sale at Armstrong's Nursery. He did not seem to mind my snapping a few pictures while he calmly went from one cluster of flowers to the next. My only regret was that the Nikon was at home so the little Pocket Canon had to do the trick. These butterflies are supposed to come through Southern California in February; however, perhaps this one is from a second brood. Either way, it was quite a treat.