Red-sided Swallowtail

Yesterday I saw a new butterfly for me and my best efforts at identification using my book and online sites is “Red-sided Swallowtail.” He matches all the photos of that species except for his tail, but that could be one of those “exceptions” every species seems to have. His tail is more like the “Dual-spotted Swallowtail” but the wings are just too different. And his wings are a little bit like “White Crescent Swallowtail” but not totally and those don’t live further south than Honduras, so I’m sticking with this ID for now!  🙂

Just thankful that I have one more new butterfly whatever he is!   🙂



Butterflies are nature’s angels.
They remind us what a gift it is to be alive.
-Robyn Nola

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