Observation and photo by @jgold85 via Instagram #natureinLA
Western Tiger Swallowtail feeding on Sweet William Catchfly flowers in our garden this morning.
Saw this Western Tiger Swallowtail at Lake Sylvia State Park along a trail near slow moving water and many native plants with blooms on them.
The Pale Swallowtail or Pallid Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon) 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...