52 Weeks Of Donna's Life

Donna's Photo Challenge

50 Up Close

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50  Up Close

Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota has a butterfly garden with special flowers that attract these insects. On my latest visit to this lovely area, there were quite a few monarchs and several specimens as seen in this picture. I thought they were swallowtails but, upon further scrutiny, they lacked the typical extension on the lower wing. After perusing several books devoted to butterflies — their descriptions and identifications — I have not been able to definitively name this beauty. The closest I have come to naming it is either the Polydamas Swallowtail or the Ruby-spotted Swallowtail neither of which have the extending tail on the lower wing. Perhaps those who see this may be more knowledgable. Let me know what you think.

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Author: donnagf1

An enthusiastic amateur photographer, I enjoy picturing the events, people, animals and things in my life. And so joining in the "52 Week Challenge" of interpreting life through a lens sounds as if it will be a lot of fun -- presenting my view through the lens and seeing how others in our photography group interpret their views concerning a given subject.

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