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Last, but not least...the butterfly

Last, but not least...the butterfly: Part 4, and final installment, following the life cycle of Pachliopta aristolochiae, or the common rose, or red-bodied swallowtail.

Ahhhh, now we can see why they got their name...the rose-boded swallowtail.

These beauties were found and photographed in the wonderful butterfly garden of Kadoorie Farm and Botanical Gardens in mid-October, earlier this year.

So there we have it, from tiny egg to large butterfly, and a completely different host plant. Wildcreatures really are amazing. the more I learn, the more I am in awe of their development and place in our world (or rather, I worry more about our place in their world).


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