Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly~
Tiger-striped wings: viewed half from above; half below.
Body: adorned with half yellow stripes; half black stripes.
These beautiful butterflies fly in bursts of brilliant yellow from late Spring to mid Summer. Generally widespread from British Columbia south to Baja California and east to the Rockies. They prefer moist areas along watersides, trails, roadsides, parks and gardens.
Usually in motion, this one rested for half a moment on a willow leaf… just long enough for me to capture a photo.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”