Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Swallowtail in a mud area on Saturday.
Douglas County is on the extreme west side of the habitat area. Today I spotted another one, but it seemed to have a shorter tail. The swallowtail breeds in most low woodlands near swamps and rivers. Adults fly to nectar plants in open fields and brushy areas. This one was interested in the muddy area in our driveway.
A male and female Regal Fritillary
According to the Butterflies and Moths of North America web site, the Regal Fritillary is "rapidly vanishing or declining in its range." Both of these are very intrested in the Sullivant's milkweed in the pasture.