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Swallowtail butterfly not quite landing on lavender

Swallowtail butterfly not quite landing on lavender

This is a swallowtail butterfly – possibly a relative of the one undergoing metamorphosis in a jam jar at the moment.

Unlike other, smaller butterflies, it moves its wings constantly while sipping nectar from lavender – maybe because it’s too heavy to put its full weight on the flower stem.

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