Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly (Battus philenor), poisonous to birds and distinguished from imitators by having only a single row of orange spots on underside of the wings. Thanks to the person who motivated me to identify this beautiful creature. Photographed along the Blue Ridge Parkway in SW Virginia.
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This is gorgeous! The colors are so rich and vibrant.Fantastic design! =)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars by SaSSyGirL on March 16, 2012
A lovely butterfly and a great close up photo! I hope I can talk a butterfly into posing like that for me sometime..
Rated 5 out of 5 stars by CollieSmile on March 12, 2012