Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus philenor
Oct. 7, 2018

  My photos of the pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor) are not as clear as I would prefer, but they happen to be the only ones I've ever taken of the pipevine.
Battus philenor
  This pipevine was probably an older one, since the iridescent blue had mostly faded. All the same, there was enough there to allow a positive identification.
Battus philenor
  The pipevine swallowtail was very restless, continually frittering about from one flower to another, allowing me to have a flight photo.
Pipevine swallowtail
  I was grateful whenever it stopped flying long enough for me to attempt to focus and capture a few photos.

Photo note: I used the Pentax K3, with the SMC-A* 200mm macro lens, on Sept. 25, 2017, at the Snetsinger butterfly garden.

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