Saturday, July 25, 2009

Enormous beauty

Papilio cresphontes


Saw a Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) today on my mom's lantanas. The thing was HUGE... had to have been a good six inches of wingspan. And it totally didn't care that I was there, flittering and fluttering and ignoring me completely (as opposed to the fritillaries, which spook at my slightest provocation).

Papilio cresphontes


So lovely.

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