wrperry

By wrperry

Bee Balm Visitors

I've planted Monarda in my garden and had no takers, but at a local park, it was swarming with bees and butterflies, and a handful of hummingbird moths.  This Snowberry Clearwing kept me busy, following it from plant to plant.  I debated whether to post it, or a swallowtail species that's new to me as my main blip.  I thought it was a Black Swallowtail, but in certain lighting the iridescent blue glowed.  I don't recall seeing a Pipevine Swallowtail before, but that's what I came up with in my butterfly ID book.  I included it as an extra, so if you have a chance to check it out, please let me know if I got that wrong.

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