Tiger Swallowtail on zinnia with video

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I really like old-fashioned, bright-colored zinnia blossoms – and so do butterflies. I’ve recently seen several Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (Papilio glaucus) on this particular pink zinnia.

Eastern Tiger Swllowtail butterfly on Zinniatiger-swallowtail-butterfly-on-zinnia

I’m guessing butterflies are attracted by the zinnias’ bright colors and the flat blossoms that provide a landing pad as they access the nectar.

One butterfly was quite intent on nectaring and I was able to get this brief video. Thanks to my friend, Amanda, for adding some music. I hope you enjoy.

Note: click the bottom-right corner of the video to display it in full-screen mode. Press the “Esc” key to exit full screen mode.

7 thoughts on “Tiger Swallowtail on zinnia with video”

  1. What a beautiful Swallowtail butterfly, Betty. And the video is a delight to watch, with the wonderful music in the background. Could this be a new venture?

    1. Thanks, Pauline. A new venture? I find it interesting and a good media for moving objects. Also a lot to learn to do it effectively. Time will tell.

  2. Betty, Absolutely Breathtaking!! Thanks for sharing! I love nature and all the beauty for us to enjoy, I thank our creator.

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