Swallowtail on Button Bush

Swallowtail on Buttonbush

I’ve been fascinated by the Buttonbush with its round flowers that look like pin cushions. Happy with damp roots, there are a few growing along the boardwalk at the edge of the Magnolia Audubon Swamp within easy range but I’ve only produced ho-hum images.

Swallowtail on Button Bush
Swallowtail on Button Bush

Finally, I got a photo op with a Swallowtail Butterfly.

Swallowtail on Button Bush
Swallowtail on Button Bush

The butterfly edged his way slowly all around this flower, working his legs in between the flower pistils.

Swallowtail on Button Bush
Swallowtail on Button Bush

Upside down he gave a nice view of the underside of his wing.

Swallowtail on Button Bush
Swallowtail on Button Bush

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