Butterflies at Atlanta Botanical Garden

 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

We made a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden recently. Though there were some beautiful flowers, I became fascinated with the butterflies.

I learned 2 interesting facts as I researched the insects for identification. One is that moths are distinguished from butterflies by their antennae and how they position their wings when resting. Butterfly antennae are club shaped while the moth’s are hairy. Moths rest with their wings flat while butterflies rest with their wings upright. The female tiger swallowtail can be black or yellow. The mail is always yellow. The yellow female has blue at the base of their wings; the male does not.

I hope you enjoy them, as well as the moth and the katydid.

Note: To see images at larger size and higher resolution, please click on caption.

Gulf Fratillary Butterfly
Gulf Fratillary
Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Silver Spotted Skipper Moth
Silver Spotted Skipper
Common True Katydid
Common True Katydid
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly
Gulf Fratillary
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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Regards,

larry

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