Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail Chrysalis in Northborough

October 8, 2018

A giant swallowtail chrysalis in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A giant swallowtail chrysalis in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed this giant swallowtail chrysalis in her Northborough garden, after its transformation from the caterpillar she photographed on September 29th.

Caterpillar and butterfly in Northborough

September 29, 2018

A giant swallowtail caterpillar in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A giant swallowtail caterpillar in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A giant swallowtail caterpillar in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A giant swallowtail caterpillar in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A monarch butterfly in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A monarch butterfly in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A monarch butterfly in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A monarch butterfly in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A monarch butterfly in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A monarch butterfly in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed a giant swallowtail caterpillar and a monarch butterfly in Northborough.

Backyard insects in Northborough

September 6, 2014

A katydid in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A giant swallowtail in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
Marnie Frankian photographed a giant swallowtail butterfly and a katydid in Northborough.

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly in Westborough

August 20, 2013

A giant swallowtail in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.
A giant swallowtail in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.
A giant swallowtail in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.
A giant swallowtail in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.
Nan Burke photographed this giant swallowtail in Westborough. Nan said she also had a giant swallowtail in her yard last year as well, on August 18, feeding on the purple flowers of bodacious buddleia in her garden both times. Read more about this normally more southerly species in a Westborough News' Nature Notes article by Annie Reid, hosted on Westborough Community Land Trust's site.

Giant Swallowtail in Wayland

August 7, 2012

A giant swallowtail in Wayland, photographed by Linda Hanifin.
Linda Hanifin photographed this giant swallowtail in Wayland.