Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Photographer: G. Price
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These are large butterflies with a wingspan around 5". They move quite rapidly also.
These are probably the shyest butterflies I've ever tried to photograph. Any attempt to approach
them will cause them to fly away. I had to resort to telephoto lenses to get a shot with wings opened.
The inflight view is from Alsea Falls.
The view with the butterfly hanging upside down on the wildflower is from Forest Road 22 east of Cottage Grove.
The last one is from my front yard where one lit on my butterfly bush (aptly named).
Habitat: broadleaf woodland glades, gardens, parks, road, rivers