This wonder was sitting outside the house this morning when I got back from the store. He just stayed there as if he was posing for a photo; as soon as I was done he flew off. He’s a Canadian Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, and we/I know it’s a male as noted by the four black “tiger stripes” on each forewing. Not bad for a “right place, right time” photo, ‘eh?

The original was edited with Google Snapseed photo editor on my iPhone.

As a bonus, here’s a gif I made from some of the photos…

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1 Comment

Ryan Erickson · 20 Aug 2017 at 11:35

The folks at (via their awesome app) corrected my thinking and noted that it’s actually an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, not a Canadian. In hindsight, that makes a lot more sense.

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