Tiger Swallowtail Black Phase Black Phase Tiger Swallowtail Another visitor to the yard, a tiger swallowtail, and this time a black phase female. I saw a regular swallowtail yesterday, yellow with black stripes, but couldn’t get a photo in time. I’m so happy to see her. My yard is typically full of them, but with few flowers after the groundhogs and deer had their way. She had to check each of the white verbena flowers, but she never stopped flapping her wings, especially her forewings. Digging in. Look at those legs, and those spots! Circles and triangles, so fashionable. Look at those legs! This mid-flight photo was really interesting. In flight. . . . . . . . Follow me on Instagram. Visit my photography galleries on Portraits of Animals. All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, visit my galleries of Photography on Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “Custom Prints” for availability and terms. I'll be more than happy to make a print for you. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation In the ShallowsRelax, It’s St. John’s Wort Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.