Thursday, August 14, 2014

Giant Swallowtail II

Today another Giant Swallowtail butterfly came to our butterfly bush attracted by the fragrant blossoms.
While slightly less worn than Saturday's Swallowtail it was still showing the signs of a well traveled butterfly carrying on the business of promoting the survival of the species.
The Giant Swallowtail is Indiana's largest swallowtail.
Even though this Common Clearwing (Hummingbird Moth) is only about the size of the Giant Swallowtail forewing it is still attracted to the blossoms of the same butterfly bush.  Clearwing caterpillars feed on hawthorn, viburnum, honeysuckle and mint.