Score!

Today I was able to witness the final stage of the butterfly life cycle. One of the Swallowtail butterflies decided to stop in and hangout for a bit on the tree that served as its host. Notice in the background an empty pupa that was home to either him or one of his friends.

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He was very patient while I excitedly snapped photo after photo of him. I love his under wing coloring.

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Finally, he got tired of me harassing him and flew off. Luckily I got this motion photo.

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