Butterflies are always so pretty and what I like about this photo is the different angle, the leading lines and the tilt. This swallowtail butterfly photo does not display the wings as the center of attention but the eyes and proboscis.
Swallowtail butterflies (genus Papilio) are large, colorful butterflies in the family Papilionidae, and include over 550 species. Though the majority are tropical, members of the family inhabit every continent except Antarctica. Swallowtails have a number of distinctive features such as the forked appearance of the swallowtails' hindwings, which can be seen when the butterfly is resting with its wings spread and that gave rise to the common name swallowtail.
Copyright August 2016Costa RicaPapilioPapilionidaeeyes and proboscislepidopteraswallowtail butterflyswallowtails' hindwingsyellow butterfly