Butterflies: Peacocks of the Insect World

Challenge #61 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us beautiful butterflies, Order Lepidoptera. They are the flamboyant members of the insect world. They (generally) hold their resting wings upright. (Moths are more modest in appearance than butterflies, and hold their resting wings flat. They had their own challenge recently, so any moths which flutter into the challenge will be DQ'd.) Show us butterflies alive and outside in their natural environment, on leaves, flowers, trees, just doing what comes naturally to them, not inside under artificial conditions. Macro and close-up shots welcome. Check http://bugguide.net/node/view/57/bgpage for more information on butterflies. Size: MAXIMUM 1,600px on LONGER SIDE.
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Pair of Citrus Swollowtail. Wings closed and open.
Giant Swallowtail
Bluey
Tiger Swallowtail
Florida White_5235a_1600
Piece of heaven
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Little Blue Butterfly
BEAUTIFUL MALE WHITE ADMIRAL
The green one
bat-terfly
Let me have my meal....
Butterfly in love
Up close and personal
Peacock on Budleia  2
Eyes on the wing
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Butterfly: Yellow Admiral
Butterfly: Australian Painted Lady.
Skipper: Family Hesperii
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