I was clearing out the extra files in my camera's memory card today when I came across these.
|Common mormon (Papilio polytes) female|
|Common mormon (Papilio polytes) male|
It's been so long since I last raised butterflies and seeing these pictures just makes me want to start all over again!!! Unfortunately, I did not breed any from my latest stock... in fact many of them died from fungal infections... and the swallowtails have not seemed to return to our garden yet this year... I suppose this just goes to show that no matter how much I may "stray" with my interest and captivation of other creepy crawlies, it would seem to be that my number one passion will always be my winged obsession with butterflies.