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Two Swallowtails Buzzed on Valerian

The butterflies are out in force—again, I think it’s about all the rain we’ve had creating an insect, bird, and animal-friendly environment.  These two black swallowtails are fused in a pose I think I’ve seen in the Kama Sutra. The male and female are slightly different, with the male obviously being more colorful, as in many species.  They were in a world of their own, barely cognizant of how close the camera was.  Oh I only have eyes for you…don’t you love catching nature in flagrante delicto? Click on photos for closer, more inquiring views.

Black swallowtails in graceful lust

Swallowtail love lock

The female appeared to be either dominant or maybe she was displaying her "I have to do everything" drama. She seemed to be pulling him about, her wings beating much more than his.

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