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Eastern Giant Swallowtail

Papilio cresphontes

Notes:

Along with the Gallium Sphinx Moth, this was a new visitor to my garden this summer. In 16 years I've never seen this butterfly before, and this was the only one spotted.

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4 Comments

Cheryl Lee
Cheryl Lee 10 years ago

Thanks Carol, it really was a magical moment :)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

Makes me want to weep! Yes, a beautiful photo! I love swallowtails! Great job. Yes, I know how difficult to get a good photograph. THIS IS GREAT! Congrats!

Cheryl Lee
Cheryl Lee 10 years ago

I saw him all the way across the yard, what a big, beautiful butterfly! Hard to photograph though, never still for a minute :)

EricEllison
EricEllison 10 years ago

ive only seen the giant once too when i was younger..they seem to be lone wanderers

Cheryl Lee
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Cheryl Lee

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2011
Submitted on Nov 9, 2011

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