Swallowtail was on the Poinciana and moved accross the yard to the red hibiscus. I posted the blurry because that is what I saw, a blur of beauty
There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in the rainforests of South America.
Butterflies are further divided into 30 orders, the main basis of classification being their wing structure.
swallowtails feed on nectar from various flowers in the surroundings.
The tongue of these species is specially designed to suck nectar from
the flat topped flowers. When not in use this flexible tongue is coiled
up into a spiral formation.
I stand and watch these butterflies as they seem to attach themselves to the flowers like they are sucking from the middle. I found this fact about them, so now I know they ARE indeed sucking the nectar from the flowers.