Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tis the season again..Common Mormon (Papilionidae:Swallowtail)

A HUGE pair of common mormon butterflies mating on the leaves of the papaya tree. The wind was quite strong today and the leaves kept swaying back and forth but the butterfly pair clung on, undeterred..
I was amazed at the size of this pair..each wing of the colorful female on top was almost as big as my palm!

1 comment:

Eleanor said...

Very interesting and informative site. I am an avid birdwatcher and your butterfly photos are wonderful!