It was as if this butterfly wanted me to take a video of it.
First, for a while, I just watched it, then I went in the house to get my iPhone and it was still there flitting around my flowers.
Does anyone out there know what kind of butterfly it is? I’ve never seen one like it before.
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might be a ‘White Admiral’. . .???
No I have to look that up Veronica. Most people say a Swallowtail. Seems they’re in the NE.. thanks for your input!
I just did a little more sleuthing. It looks like the giant swallowtail is probably what it is. Anise are out around the Rockies and west but giants can be in New England.
Looks like a Giant Swallowtail
It’s moving too fast for me to tell. First I thought a swallowtail (google that) but then the color band seems in the wrong place for that. I’m in NW Missouri, so you may have butterflies we don’t see, too.
It seems you got it right Melissa!
Papilio cresphontes. Giant Swallowtail, supposedly the largest North American butterfly.
Oh I love the latin name Emily! Thanks for that and the info.
I believe it is a bedraggled Giant Swallowtail. From the video it looks like some parts are missing but the markings and coloring are right.
Ah missing in the wings maybe? it did a lot of fluttering.