Giant Swallowtail Butterfly_B2240

In my backyard today despite the heat and the humidity, while pausing for a brief moment.

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Laying eggs on the leaves

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Silver-spotted Skipper_93E9408

Epargyreus clarus, the silver-spotted skipper, is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. It is claimed to be the most recognized skipper in North America.   E. clarus occurs in fields, gardens, and at forest edges and ranges from southern Canada throughout most of the United States.

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Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly_B4160083

Phoebis sennae, the cloudless sulphur or cloudless giant sulphur, is a mid-sized butterfly in the family Pieridae found in the New World. There are several similar species such as the yellow angled-sulphur (Anteos maerula), which has angled wings, statira sulphur (Aphrissa statira), and other sulphurs, which are much smaller.

Captured in my backyard Butterfly Garden.  They are quite fast and don’t usually stay still long on flowers for extended period.

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