Blooming barrel cacti
|metallic green sweat bees|
Wildflowers growing on the side of the road
|desert senna with sweat bee|
|chrysalises on sweet acacia tree|
|giant swallowtail flying over citrus tree|
|giant swallowtail resting on oleander leaf during a rainstorm|
The next five photos (shot through a chain link fence) are of a pipevine swallowtail butterfly on a blooming desert willow tree.
And here's a swallowtail camouflaged on a red bird of paradise flower:
The pictures above are from August and I took the one below in September.
|pipevine swallowtail on creosote|
Have a good day!