Likely a female . It was cream-colored .
Nectaring on Cirsium vulgare( Bull Thistle ) near Redwood Creek .
Nectaring on Aralia californica ( California Spikenard ) along French Trail .
A fresh individual along East Ridge Trail .
Adult butterfly on Buddleja davidii
It came around and stayed for a while after I watered my mini- garden.
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...