Richmond Birdwing Butterfly – Female

Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Female - gardenIn our garden late yesterday afternoon my son found a female Richmond Birdwing Butterfly on the ground. We attempted to place it on the Aristolochia praevenosa vine but she was very “fluttery” with her wings never stopping even when she landed. She fluttered off in the direction of my other fenceline full of the “Birdwing Butterfly vine”.

It is wonderful to see these large beautiful butterflies in our garden particularly given their endangered status it is a bit like in the movie Field of Dreams and the concept of “if you build it they will come” we simply provided a food/habitat resource and they came!!

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