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Tiger on the Ookow

Gliding

Oo-laa! Ookow!What a treat to see the Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutullus) gliding into a patch of ookow (Dichelostemma congestum), also known as wild hyacinth. A recent outing to Healdsburg, Sonoma County, found the tiger on the ookow.The...

Gliding
Gliding

A MALE Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutullus) glides into a patch of ookow or wild hyacinth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side View
Side View

SIDE VIEW of a Western Tiger Swallowtail shows him nectaring ookow or wild hyacinth (Dichelostemma congestum). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Tiger by the Tail

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Talk about a tiger by the tail. That would be the Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus). It's returned to the Davis area after a 15-year hiatus. Butterfly expert Arthur Shapiro, professor of evolution and ecology at the University of...

Western Tiger Swallowtail
Western Tiger Swallowtail

THIS IMAGE of the Western Tiger Swallowtail is by naturalist/photographer Greg Kareofelas, who took this in east Davis last week. Butterfly experts hadn't seen this butterfly in the Davis area for 15 years until this year.

Arthur Shapiro
Arthur Shapiro

BUTTERFLY EXPERT Arthur Shapiro hadn't seen the Western Tiger Swallowtail in the Davis area for 15 years. This year there's been some 100 sightings. "Now it looks like it's back as if nothing had happened!" he said. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 at 7:06 PM

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