Don’t let the bright yellow fool you. This frequent flyer is a maverick full of dangerous twists, drops, and turns.
He did a fly by of our backyard and dang near collided with my husband’s 6ft tall flight control tower.
I believe he described it as…..“It looked like a small yellow bird!”
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a rare yellow butterfly. I tracked its origins to being a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. It is hard to tell by the photos, but his size is incredible. He was at least three times bigger than the size of regular butterfly. I hear as caterpillars, they are pretty unique too. Mean and green about the size of small snake with eyes. Whoa.
We watched him in awe until he took to the airwaves again. Apparently, we were just a refueling station on his route.
Certainly, it is a rare treat for us to see a butterfly so different from the norm. We have TONS of the orange ones (Monarch), and many tiny-winged friends. But I haven’t seen a “small bird” size butterfly unless I was inside a Butterfly House at the State Fair.
Hey Maverick! Buzz by anytime. We are happy to oblige.