Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Grand Day Out

A quick snap from our afternoon at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.
Palamedes Swallowtail - Papilio palamedes
Looks initially like the Black Swallowtail that we see in the garden every year and whose caterpillars eat our fennel, parsley and dill.  But its a little browner and now I can see better it has white lines down the abdomen as opposed to the lines of dots on the Black Swallowtail. What I hadn't noticed on previous occassions were the red antennae. This area is the Northernmost edge of  the species range.


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