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Saw this gorgeous Eastern Tiger Swallowtail hanging out on my Souvenir de la Malmaison rose.

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly

It’s amazing to me that the not-so-pretty larvae turns into that beautiful butterfly.  (Larvae pic courtesy of UF)

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail larvae

In case you’re wondering, the swallowtail’s scientific name is Papilio glaucus.

Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs