July 18-19, 2006 - Sim Park and Our Yard, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas

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Last Updated 20 July 2006



Right and background: Female Black Swallowtail (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae: Papilio polyxenes).  At right she is laying eggs on a fennel plant in our garden.  An egg can be seen just to the left of the butterfly's thorax, near its middle left tarsus (foot).







Left: Three Black Swallowtail eggs on fennel.




Right below: A Black Swallowtail caterpillar on fennel.











Below left: Another Black Swallowtail caterpillar on Rue.






















Right: A pretty little Gorgone Checkerspot (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Chlosyne gorgone) in our garden.















Left: A female Common Whitetail dragonfly (Odonata: Anisoptera: Libellulidae: Plathemis lydia) perching in the trees along the bike path in Sim Park.