Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

The Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly (that is a mouth full) tends to be a native of the warmer climates in the southeastern region of the United States. I think this love for the heat had a detrimental effect on this specimen. He seemed in no hurry to fly away from me when I found him in…

Butterfly Bush

This small, vibrant red butterfly is an endemic species to New Zealand and is known as the Red Admiral. It is also referred to as Kahukura by the native Maori people. My wife and I came across the little creature while hiking the Routeburn Track on a side trip up to Key Summit.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

I found this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. These are large butterflies. I have always been amazed at how fragile they appear. Their flight patterns at times seem erratic as if they struggle to stay aloft, and yet they have some of the most beautiful colors and patterns making them seem majestic…