Thursday, March 18, 2010

Swallowtails in Spring

The lovelorn Mormons flew slowly past me and landed on the lower leaf of the mango tree.
The Crimson Rose became tired of chasing his partener and rested for a while on the eggplant bush. You can see his crimson body.

Now I know why he coudn't fly as high as the female. The slight damage to the wing makes so much difference. Hope he finds a partner soon.


  1. Very nice! We have swallow tails in Canada that are mostly yellow with shades of black and brown.

  2. So beautiful! I get a lot of swallowtails in summer... flocks of them!

  3. Wonderful pics. Getting a butterfly pic is always a special treat for me. jim