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The pipevine caterpillar undergoes quite the transformation into this blue beauty! Pipevine swallowtail butterflies are a common sight in the park during this season.

Do you have a favorite butterfly?

Photos by: Allison Bate
Image descriptions: A black and orange pipevine swallowtail caterpillar on a green leaf; a blue and black pipevine swallowtail butterfly sunning itself on the morning dew-covered grass.
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The pipevine caterpillar undergoes quite the transformation into this blue beauty! Pipevine swallowtail butterflies are a common sight in the park during this season. 
Do you have a favorite butterfly?
Photos by: Allison Bate
Image descriptions: A black and orange pipevine swallowtail caterpillar on a green leaf; a blue and black pipevine swallowtail butterfly sunning itself on the morning dew-covered grass.Image attachment

 

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Love them all. Really like the coloration of this caterpillar.

Beautiful ... Awesome ...

Love all of them but provide host & nectar plant for the monarchs. Had many happy transformations! πŸ›πŸ¦‹

I always loved the Monarch butterfly.

I used to see a lot of butterflies, but now I don't, but the Monarch is the most beautiful, I think.

My favorite is the Giant Swallowtail.

Beautiful!!

Melissa Fontaine 😡glad we saw the butterflies πŸ¦‹

These are my fave

Stunning

Little river trail, on Thursday, they were swarming all over

WOW!

Holly Jeffcoat Seelig

Wow, he looks a bit dangerous in the caterpillar stage, but look what he turns out to be!! ❀

Bobbi Jo Frey Shimp

Heather Adair

Marva, wow!!! 😍 We saw so many of them

Adelaide Worden-Palmer

Tina Brenton

Justin Tyler Denese Marie

Sandi Stith, Mike Merrick

Angie Harris

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