Thursday, April 5, 2018

Zebra Swallowtail, April 5, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, April 1, 2018
Today I am thankful for an unexpected pleasure - finding a Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly!

At first I was not sure what I was seeing - the points on the wings look like horns, the red spots look like a face! Then I got it correctly orientated in my mind - head down, hindwings up!
It was 'mud puddling' - sucking up minerals from the damp ground.

Hope you are having a beautiful day!

Let us know what you are thankful for, visit Thankful Thursday: Click Here!

For an interesting variety of photos, visit Little Things Thursday: Click Here!

NOTE: Please do not use my photos without my permission.
.

15 comments:

  1. Unusual looking critter I never knew existed

    ReplyDelete
  2. ...beautiful, last night I saw Nature on PBS about butterflies.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous butterfly, lovely photo. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow! I'm impressed. I've never seen a zebra butterfly "in real life".... It's gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congratulations on the Zebra. I rarely see one here, unlike other members of the swallowtail family that are fairly common, so it's always an "occasion" when I do.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful butterfly! It's a new variety for me. Happy Thursday!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow - it looks like some strange creature!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've never seen one. I love the 'mud puddling' expression. A new one for me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. WOW! That is pretty impressive, I think. I had to look at it twice. I always like seeing butterflies. Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very beautiful and good info---thanks
    MB

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, great shot! Butterflies are so awesome. I can't wait to see some in my garden. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. We have those here and it's so exciting to see them. I've never seen this pose before though! How interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow I would love to see one of those butterflies! It is amazing! We belong to a butterfly group but we do not get those butterflies here!!!

    ReplyDelete

I enjoy your comments!

Thank you for visiting!