Monday, July 22, 2013

Spicebush Swallowtail

I am always fascinated by all of the different insects and animals that visit the garden. I spotted the hummingbird a couple of weeks ago, however, he is always much too quick for me to snap a picture. One of today’s visitors was a Spicebush Swallowtail. Swallowtails are almost as tricky to get a photo of as bees because, unlike other butterflies, they flutter their wings even when feeding. This one was a perfect beauty. It seemed to be really enjoying the Phlox David, which is the only phlox I have ever grown that seems to do well year after year in my garden.

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly on the white Phlox David.

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly.

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