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The 4 p Butterfly

By BobbyMS
Note that on the left wing, "4" is "written" and on the right wing, "p" is "written". I don't know if anybody has ever pointed this out, but to me, it was immediately obvious, and on the internet, you will find that these markings are not one-offs, but present in most images you will find there. In any case, this is the remarkable Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, common to Eastern North American, which includes a cemetery in Toronto, where I came across it yesterday. Best seen large.

Tags: Wildlife and nature 4 p Butterfly

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18 Jun 2021 10:37AM
Lovely capture.
RonDM Plus
6 135 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2021 11:09AM
Great image well taken

18 Jun 2021 11:37AM
Superb swallowtail here, interesting about the 4p marks. Lovely to see this.

Dave 🙂
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2021 12:30PM
Excellent capture Bobby, looks almost like calligraphy strokes on the wings. Very interesting narrative.


18 Jun 2021 12:58PM
Stunning capture.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
18 Jun 2021 1:37PM
Very beautifully marked, and a super capture, Bobby 😃👍🦋
Trev 😀
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
18 Jun 2021 2:26PM
A new butterfly for me. I think it is worth more than 4p!! A great capture with all its marking beautifully on view.
18 Jun 2021 6:27PM
impressive wing design, excellent shot
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
18 Jun 2021 7:10PM
Tack sharp---a wonderful image!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2021 3:26PM
Spectacular !! Great looking butterfly...
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