: Giant Swallow-tail Butter-fly
These are so beautiful in size and colour arrangement even though they are less showy than their relatives. This guy was probably 13 cm across the wings. I do not see these often but when I do it is a show stopper. I have a lot of Echinacea purpurea, Purple Cone Flowers in my garden as well as Eupatorium purpureum, Joe-pie Weed and these seem to be a favourite here. This guy has settled onto a Echinacea purpurea , Purple Cone Flower. They never stay long but they do come back a couple times a day.
Always worth having the camera in the garden with you.