#1543 Spicebush Swallowtail, female , on a Brazilian salvia (grown as an annual)
#1541 Monarch butterfly caterpillar (5th molt)
#1540 Monarch butterfly chrysalis (1st day); color is a slightly translucent pale green overall with gold-tinged arc near the top and raised gold spots lower down
#1539 Monarch butterfly chrysalis (about 8th day); shell is becoming translucent and wing details are becoming visible
#1538 Monarch butterfly chrysalis (10th day); shell now clear; orange and black wings are visible
#1525 Monarch Butterfly on butterfly bush
#1495 American Lady butterfly on cosmos
#1460 Cabbage butterfly on purple salvia
1408 Painted Lady Butterfly on pink zinnia
1397 Painted Lady Butterfly on orange zinnia
1394 Monarch Butterfly
#1212 An American Lady butterfly atop a zinnia staring directly at my closeup lens. Most insects will not allow such a close approach but this one allowed me to hold my lens just a foot away.
#1206 A monarch butterfly feeding from a purple butterfly bush. The butterfly was in shade with sunlit trees way in the background. When I lightened the image to show the butterfly better, the background turned pale green.
#1201 A cabbage white butterfly sips from a purple Cranesbill Geranium.
#1160 An American Lady butterfly nectars on a white butterfly bush.
#1040 Tiger Swallowtail
#681 Tiger Swallowtail
#461 Painted Lady
#963 Tiger Swallowtail
#1076 Great Spangled Fritillary
#889 Tiger Swallowtail
#897 Tiger Swallowtail
#1136 Great Spangled Fritillary