Butterfly addendum

Looks like I posted this a little too soon.

I now feel a sense of completion in that I was able to photograph the beautiful blue butterfly that I mentioned liking in that post. I believe it is a Red-spotted purple butterfly. It actually has reddish spots on the other side of its wings. Not sure why it isn’t called a red-spotted blue!

And…I just this morning I was able to see the black version of the female Eastern tiger swallowtail. I was able to get very close to it and it looks like it was spray painted. I could see a hint of the yellow showing through. Now if I could just watch the actual transformation! I wonder if it changes gradually or all at once.

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