Saturday, September 4, 2010

Can you tell me what kind of butterfly this is?

A scruffy visitor to my garden.  I am off to the book store to get a book about butterflies because I want to attract more!  Does anyone know what kind it is?  I may have to paint him.

5 comments:

SmileyDesign said...

That's a Monarch Butterfly! I have a returning pair(s) who show up and dance for me in the sunlight of my front yard. My Mom loved them, and since she's gone now, I imagine one of them is Mom, checking in, just saying hi!

Jacqueline said...

What a sweet thought! Then this must be my dad checking up on me. I was wondering when he would show up. I miss him!

Cynthia Padilla said...

I thought it was a Swallowtail. But i just PAINT butterflies NOT id them!

Cynthia Padilla, Nature Illustrator. Workshops across TX, NM, CO, CT, MA, MO, KS, Canada, Central America, Internationally: http://www.artinstructor.blogspot.com/

Jacqueline said...

Yes I think you are right. I just bought a book and I pretty sure it is an Oregon Swallowtail

Tahirih said...

Yup, it is a swallowtail. I have a tattoo of the very same type on the small of my back...love your blog, btw. Your watercolors are gorgeous!