Thursday, June 14, 2012

Magical butterfly

It just comes fluttering into our yard, the first butterfly of the year. Ignoring the great variety of abundantly blooming wild flowers, it finally lands on the only cultivated flowers we have - a pot full of them which we got as a present, a few weeks ago. Our guest must be a gourmet...

It is a beautiful butterfly, and a big one, too. Between it's wing tops, it measures at least eight centimetres.

The butterfly takes it's time to feed on the nectar of the flowers. Then it takes to the air, again. Higher and higher it flutters. Until it rises above the tree tops, and a gust of wind blows it away.



  2. Indeed, it is a yellow swallowtail (Papilio machaon) or in Swedish: makaonfjäril. Thanks.


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