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Giant Swallowtail for California in April - Papilio rumiko

Giant Swallowtail for California in April - Papilio rumiko
Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA
April 18, 2007

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Giant Swallowtail for California in April - Papilio rumiko Giant Swallowtail for California in April - Papilio rumiko

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Just looking
to see what's flying down in OC at this time. Last September I took some pics of one of these in front of my house, also on Lantana as in your images.

 
Skippers, Tiger Swallowtails, and a Monarch or two
at Fullerton Arboretum. I think Funeral Duskywings, Bramble Hairstreaks, Ringlets and Orangetips are done. (There were lots of duskywings; few of the others.) Many small and sometimes interesting bees. Fair amount of syrphids, mostly common. Normal assortment of normal flies.

Do you see many Giant Swallowtails where you live? Why not post? We don't have any for California in September?

 
Thanks for sharing
what you saw. I've got such a big backlog of photos that the insect equivalents of cute and fuzzy mammals, that is the big colorful butterflies, have been somewhat neglected.
I just photographed a Papilio rutulus at Oso Flaco, which I might post soon.

 
You're welcome. Ask anytime.
I haven't been out much lately. Pretty much struck out at two spots in Newport Beach yestereday. Will be in Wichita from next Thursday through Tuesday and hope to shoot a bit there.

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