First Black Swallowtail Butterfly of 2020

@CarolDM (81906)
Nashville, Tennessee
June 29, 2020 11:58am CST
While having coffee earlier I noticed a butterfly in Dustin's garden. Looking closer I could see it was the large black swallowtail butterfly. So excited. The first one to see this year, so far. He was visiting the purple blooms of the butterfly bush. I snapped photos but the wind was blowing. Photo is a little blurry. But you know I will get more later. Such an exciting time in the garden these days. These butterflies are gorgeous.
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@kobesbuddy (104253)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Jun
This black swallowtail butterfly is beautiful, getting nectar from the purple, butterfly bush! This is a nice shot, thank you Carol:)
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
I love these. This one is bigger than my hand. Thanks!
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@kobesbuddy (104253)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Jun
@CarolDM Wow, I've never seen a butterfly that big, ever. Ours are quite small, the monarch is usually the largest one that we see.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
@kobesbuddy I love the monarchs, they will come later.
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@amadeo (111236)
• United States
29 Jun
very nice.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
Thanks!
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@JimBo452020 (15659)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 Jun
Wow what a lovely Butterfly. We dont get them here or I would have seen one before now. Our garden isnt so exciting just now. Have had a few Raspberries, and first lot of Potatoes but not much else to tell.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
I love these swallowtails, as big as my hand. I have flower garden, as you know. Hopefully your gardens will improve.
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@JimBo452020 (15659)
• Montrose, Scotland
29 Jun
@CarolDM The weather isnt helping. And now even worse, Yvonnes Potatoes have got something wrong with the leaves on the shaws. Will take a picture tomorrow and post. But it doesnt look good.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
@JimBo452020 Yikes, it is always something right!
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• Pamplona, Spain
29 Jun
That really is a good take of such a beautiful butterfly. Well done.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
Thanks, it is too blurry but I will get more.
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Jun
@CarolDM Its very rare to see a butterfly of that colour here the Monarch is more common and settles easier on flowers its a very good photo.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
@lovinangelsinstead21 We see these every summer thankfully. Love the monarch as well, I see those here too.
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@much2say (41361)
• United States
29 Jun
So beautiful! Does the butterfly have a little blue and purple on it too?
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
Yes he does, so much detail I will get later. Gorgeous.
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@much2say (41361)
• United States
29 Jun
@CarolDM I can't wait to see a close up!!!
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
@much2say Stay tuned.
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@LowRiderX (20080)
• Serbia
30 Jun
It is very beautiful and unusual, the other day I learned that my country has many species of butterflies and that the Dutch came here to photograph them ... interesting
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Jul
Thanks and that is very interesting history.
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@LowRiderX (20080)
• Serbia
1 Jul
@CarolDM Yes, I was surprised too! You are welcome!
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Jul
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@NJChicaa (85724)
• United States
29 Jun
We used to get them at the house. The caterpillars LOVED my dill plants. They grossed me out!
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
Why do you have to mention what grosses you out! Just the good stuff. Love the butterflies.
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@NJChicaa (85724)
• United States
29 Jun
@CarolDM Hey I left them alone so they could grow into beautiful butterflies.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
@NJChicaa Oh good, that is a relief.
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@Deepizzaguy (36813)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
1 Jul
Nice looking butterfly.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
1 Jul
Thanks, a favorite.
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@Deepizzaguy (36813)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
2 Jul
@CarolDM You are welcome.
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@Nevena83 (51746)
• Serbia
30 Jun
Oh, he looks beautiful.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Thanks, a favorite for sure.
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@Nevena83 (51746)
• Serbia
30 Jun
@CarolDM Yes, it really is a beautiful color.
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@rebelann (71846)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Jun
I agree, it's gorgeous
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Thanks so much.
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@rebelann (71846)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Jun
You're welcome @CarolDM
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@thelme55 (45292)
• Germany
29 Jun
That is awesome to watch. A small butterfly was visiting my lantana camara flowers this afternoon.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
I love watching these beauties.
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@thelme55 (45292)
• Germany
29 Jun
@CarolDM Me, too.
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@DianneN (175416)
• United States
29 Jun
That beautiful butterfly could have been sent to you by Dustin!
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
I truly believe that. Thank you for saying his name. Means a lot. This is his garden after all.
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@DianneN (175416)
• United States
29 Jun
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@nomus24g (33588)
• India
29 Jun
such a lovely pic...
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
Thanks!
@nomus24g (33588)
• India
29 Jun
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@xstitcher (17918)
• Petaluma, California
2 Jul
Beautiful.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
2 Jul
Thanks!
@Adie04 (5147)
30 Jun
I love this picture. It has purple which soothes my eye
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Thanks!
@JudyEv (213295)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun
So the purple blooms are doing their job. Hopefully you'll get dozens more butterflies.
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
30 Jun
Yes they are, as well as my whit bush closeby.
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@wolfgirl569 (30382)
• Marion, Ohio
29 Jun
Pretty. Love watching the butterflies
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
Thanks, me too.
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@LindaOHio (39986)
• United States
29 Jun
Beautiful! How exciting!
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
Thanks, will get more pics soon after the rain.
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@marlina (102330)
• Canada
29 Jun
Thanks, never saw this kind before around here,
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@CarolDM (81906)
• Nashville, Tennessee
29 Jun
You are welcome, i will get more so you can see the details of this beauty.