Great Mormon -Papilio memnon butterfly-our garden

The birds of paradise, fuchsia, cypress-vine, tears of heaven, roses, passionflowers and orchids are blooming, along with several other beautiful flowers in our garden. The visitors to these are the gorgeous little birds and the huge butterflies…..the Great Mormon has always flown close to me, avoiding being photographed……..until now……one of them has decided to ‘hang out’ in our garden, for hours on end, on the rose bushes!!! I got up close and it felt the fluttering of its wings………it hovered and returned to allow me to capture it over a couple of days…..a beautiful butterfly…I call it the Black beauty….

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