Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Who Swallowed the Swallowtail’s Tail?
Poor Swallowtail’s wings look a little ragged. The tails are gone and there’s a whole chunk missing from the left lower wing. A narrow escape from a bird’s beak, perhaps?
This one appears to have had better fortune to date. So pretty!
Just one more. . .
Swallowtails only live in their beautiful adult form a couple of weeks at best. That’s not a lot of time to accomplish the very important task of carrying pollen from one flower to the next, not to mention posing for the camera and still finding time to reproduce. Remind me not to complain when I feel pressed for time.
Have a lovely day, and take time to enjoy the moment!