The Zebra Swallowtail is a swallowtail butterfly native to the eastern United States and southeast Canada. Its distinctive wing shape and long tails make it easy to identify, and its black and white-striped pattern is reminiscent of a zebra.
My first sighting of a Zebra Swallowtail was yesterday, when I spotted this one drinking from the blue salvia in my garden. Such a beautiful specimen to see with mint green (rather than white) and black stripes. It had quite a bit of difficulty hanging on to the flowers yesterday because of the blustery wind, but fortunately it stayed long enough for me to take a few good shots...
I hope everyone is having a great weekend thus far. I attended the high school graduation of my oldest grandson last night- I can't believe he's already 18 years old. I ask myself where the time went. Soon he'll be off to college and I will surely miss him! The rest of the weekend is normal routine for me- work, sleep, work again, then off for a couple of nights.
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