The Black Beauty

Short-tailed Black Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio indra)

Spotted on Bridge Point in Red Rocks, Nevada.

These butterflies can been seen in mountain ranges, deserts and canyonlands of all
western states of the US.


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banzai.barbara - Jun 8, 2007 1:01 pm - Voted 10/10


i like this one so much, never happened to me to see any of these black swallowtails...only the "yellow version" of them or something quite similar...

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jun 8, 2007 11:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: oohhh,

Thank you for the vote Barbara. It is very similar here. I see the 'yellow version' much more often than these.
Have a nice weekend :)


EwaPaduch - Sep 23, 2007 11:43 am - Hasn't voted


Very professioonal pictures!!!Congratulations!!!!:)

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Sep 24, 2007 1:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Phantastic!!!!

Thank you Ewa :) I look forward to seeing more of your photos. Greetings, Anya.


lcarreau - Oct 12, 2007 11:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice Butterfly...

Yes, I spotted this on the Canyonlands page. Just to say, I've seen it many times in Utah and Arizona. AND, each time I see it, FEEL like I'm seeing it for the first time. BEAUTIFUL !!!
But ... isn't that just like a butterfly ?

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Oct 13, 2007 1:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Butterfly...

Lucky you. I see these very seldom, even more seldom than the Queens and Monarchs.

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