Old World Swallowtail

Old World Swallowtail

(Papilio machaon)

(Also called Common Yellow Swallowtail)

When I saw this I got so excited and rushed for my camera. It was fluttering around at such a speed, and so was I!  I was worried I may not catch a photo – but I managed to get a couple, if somewhat blurred.

I was completely wowed by the size and the “tail” of this butterfly. I had never seen a swallowtail before!

Hope it visits again soon!