Eastern Tiger Butterflys Prowling the Rockies Print
Written by Sherry   
Thursday, 01 July 2010 09:12


Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on the blue Penstemons in my yard.  I noted it because of the lovely blue little "panels" almost like stain glass, on the butterfly's tail.  Which apparently means it was a female.

Wikipedia says this buttefly only extends to "extreme eastern Colorado" and is the state butterfly of Georgia.  Living 130 miles from the Kansas border at the foot of Pike's Peak doesn't qualify as "extreme eastern".   So I just wanted to note this in case there were butterfly trackers out there.

According to this very cool website, Butterflys and Moths of North America, it has been spotted in my county before.  You can look up your own county at this site and see the list of butterflys and moths that have been seen there - and find out if you are the first!