Sunday, June 29, 2008

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio glaucus

Michelle pointed this guy out, and I was awed at how beautiful it was as it flew around us in a seemingly mindless series of loops and figure eights. It finally landed next to the lettuce sprouts that I had just watered, and this gave me a chance to take a picture. It looks like he's taking a drink. This is a butterfly whose caterpillar offspring I'd sacrifice a plant or two too.

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