Western Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio rutulus
A pair of Western Tiger Swallowtails engaged in a mating dance. It was mostly airborne, but here the female is resting. Siberia Creek Trail near Big Bear, June 29, 2013.
Western Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio rutulus
A Western Tiger Swallowtail nectaring on thistle at Pine Valley Creek in San Diego Co., August 25, 2007.
Western Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio rutulus
Western Tiger Swallowtail, my garden in Long Beach, July 17, 2005.
Western Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio rutulus
Same Western Tiger Swallowtail in the garden as above.

©Dennis Walker