Zebra Swallowtail - (Eurytides Marcellus)

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Comments (16)

Kevin Childress on June 27, 2011

Nice one, Jethro!

David Brown Photogra… on June 27, 2011

Wikipedia says "Uncommon but widespread"

Thank you Kevin


whoelius on June 27, 2011

It looks backwards. Like the wings bit is a bigger version of the butterfly bit...

David Brown Photogra… on June 28, 2011

.... you are right, with red eyes too and long antennae Whoelius

Cheers from the wilds of North Carolina - Jethro

((Ospr3y)) on June 28, 2011

What a wonderful shot! Uncommon? I see them all the time!


Warmest regards from GA, Liam

David Brown Photogra… on June 28, 2011

Uncommon except for Hephzibah Liam, where they as common as ....well.... really common things, I guess.

Thank you for your kind words ol' buddy.


pedrocut on June 28, 2011

What a beauty Jethro!

What's the name of his mate just below?

Or is the Bank's taking affect?

Best wishes Peter

David Brown Photogra… on June 29, 2011

Why thank you Peter

That's a likkle black bug (Ebonus Buggus), they're everywhere!

You should try the Marston's its got a great Pedigree.

Best wishes from back in the USA - Jethro

Səməd on June 29, 2011

Fine photo of a lovely creature! I liked.

David Brown Photogra… on June 29, 2011

Thank you Samad

Best wishes from North Carolina - Jethro

david g Johnson on July 3, 2011

Lovely creature...here Jethro' and a good close up...the wings look out of proportion to its' body...(the insect, not your photo)....but this adds to the beauty of the species....Dj..

David Brown Photogra… on July 4, 2011

Thank you David I am glad you enjoyed this cute, not-so-little butterfly.


Unda J. on July 5, 2011

thats a lovely one!

David Brown Photogra… on July 5, 2011

Thank you very much Unda Its the first time I have seen (or at least identified) one of these.


©junebug on July 12, 2011

What a lovely capature, Jethro! Never seen this kind of Swallowtail before! His "tails" are really impressing and he is absolutely beautiful! BIG LIKE for this great shot! Greetings, Anne

David Brown Photogra… on July 14, 2011

Thank you Anne I was delighted to be able to see one of these (at last).

Best wishes - Jethro

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Photo taken in William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27617, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 26, 2011
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    by David Brown Photogra…
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
    • Taken on 2011/06/26 14:19:57
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 72.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash