I just spotted the biggest butterfly that has ever visited my garden!
And I took a picture of it
Does anybody know it's name?
And is it rare? Haven't seen this kind before in my yard.
A Swallowtail. How beautiful. I've never seen one in the flesh.
I think that's a swallowtail. How exciting. I've never seen one of those
there is a feature in the August Gardeners World magazine on this butterfly.
So you live in the fens of Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridge? My book says that is where they usually live.
I sort of assumed Belgium
I'm in central Belgium, 30 miles south of Brussels. One of these turned up in my garden about 8 to 10 years ago and laid eggs on my fennel. The caterpillars were amazing too and only eat the foliage which I thought was very civilised.
Never saw what happened after that and haven't had any adults since. Gorgeous butterflies.
Oh Nut, why didn't I think of that?
Am I right in saying that the Swallowtail is the largest butterfly found in the UK (except that this one wasn't...)
(and goeden dag, by the way )
Hi girlfrombelgium. Yesterday I also spotted one of these beauties in my garden. Im living near antwerpen and it was the first time ever I saw one. Great photo btw
It's cos I'm really clever pansyface