Just a collection of different subjects in the yard and garden.
I’ve no idea of what type of butterfly this is other than, presumably, a black swallowtail of some sort. He/she was acting very strange flapping its wings a thousand miles per minute (yes I exaggerate, but just to emphasis the tremendous speed of the flapping) and not stopping the flapping to rest. Well there was a slow down once or twice but even then the flapping continued non-stop.
I have never seen this behavior before, the continuous flapping at a high rate of speed, and I am still mystified by it. I wonder if it had something to do with the badly tattered wings.
Here was a slowdown of the flapping.
Here is a good view of the wings but with the blur and damage I don’t have enough to go on for an identification.
Another slowdown but still flapping.
Parasol mushroom fully opened.
Fully opened right-handed parasol mushroom.
Fully opened left-handed parasol mushroom.
Spotted cucumber beetle and, as with the dozens of cucumber beetles I’ve photographed over the years, this one is not on a cucumber plant.
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