15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Swallowtail on Butterfly Bush

Swallowtail butterfly feeding on the flowers of the bush. I wanted a photo depicting the proboscis in the flower. This swallowtail obliged me by feeding long enough for a few shots. I am a citizen protector of pollinators, so this is my medium!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: The Town of Herndon, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: DSC-H400
Copyright: © Judith Leslie Corcelli