stayed all day yesterday and all morning today: It looks like an Eastern Black Swallowtail, the state butterfly of Oklahoma. It got used to me and was quite tame.
HERE is a video that at 30 seconds shows how VORACIOUSLY this little bonehead was drinking!
and HERE is another shortie.
This purple flowered tree is a Duranta. The WestSide Market, a great little place in Manhattan Kansas for beautiful things and plants and food sold me this tree for half off and it is a hit with the creatures!
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|Eastern Black Swallowtail with Shredded Wings|
|swallowtail on duranta|
|morning light enhanced|