Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Butterflies--Anise Swallowtail

Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)
Anise Swallowtail--zoom reveals a very furry body.

Anise Swallowtail

Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) on butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii)

There is a reason Buddleia davidii is known as butterfly bush.  These flowers of the butterfly bush charmed this anise swallowtail and held him spellbound while I photographed him.  There was another swallowtail butterfly on the bush as well as an unidentified butterfly.  They were a little more aware and fluttered away when I started photographing.

1 comment:

Julie said...

What a beauty of a butterfly!!! Looks really fantastic on top of those dark purple flowers !!!


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