IMG_7416 (3)

Unlike a pipevine swallowtail, the poisonous butterfly whose appearance it mimics,
and a dark form tiger swallowtail, which it also resembles, this spicebush swallowtail
displays two rows of orange spots on the underside of its wings

IMG_7443 (4)

 and opens its ivory-spotted, blue & black back to the sun along Little Crum Creek.

Advertisements