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"Swallowtail egg laying on Mandarin bush"

By dales
Taken this morning , spotted another swallowtail butterfly apparently laying its eggs on our small mandarin bush , may have been the same one as the other day , this bush is right next to a larger lemon tree but prefers the mandarin it seems Smile Is quite difficult to catch as does not stop moving its wings and keeps flitting to different leaves so some shots are not the bestSmile

Thanks to all for the views , votes & comments on my previous upload which are most very appreciatedSmileSmile

Tags: Wildlife and nature Citrus butterfly Eaglehawk Victoria Dainty Swallowtail Pappilio anactus Dingy Swallowtail Australia January 2022 Swallowtail laying eggs on Mandarin bush

Voters: lifesnapper, ugly, smut01 and 47 more

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23 Jan 2022 6:49AM
A smashing set of vibrant images, Ian,

John Smile
smut01 Plus
6 108 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2022 7:05AM
Beautiful shot Ian, great composition and amazing colours!
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2022 7:54AM
superb set wish these were in england!!
franken Plus
19 5.4k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2022 7:55AM
A lovely set, Ian.

Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2022 8:47AM
Top favorites: V5, V6, the lead, and the last one in flight...
Beautiful macro set Ian, delightful subject. Isabel GrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
23 Jan 2022 8:48AM
Super set..V8 is my favourite 😁
23 Jan 2022 9:18AM
Super set Ian,
23 Jan 2022 10:22AM
Brilliant Ian - V3 my fav
23 Jan 2022 11:04AM
Beautiful images.
Saastad Plus
3 16 16 Norway
23 Jan 2022 11:15AM
Beautiful set!

Arne Smile
23 Jan 2022 11:28AM
Wonderful captures of nature at it's best Ian.Smile
brian17302 Plus
10 2 13 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2022 11:30AM
Beautiful images , very well captured, Ian
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
23 Jan 2022 11:33AM
A fine set of images here, Ian, and rather like V4 & V8 as my faves 🦋😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2022 11:34AM
A smashing detailed set
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2022 12:18PM
Excellent IanSmileSmile

Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
23 Jan 2022 1:34PM
Exccellent close ups , Ian. The last V , in flight , is my favorite. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

gconant Plus
11 32 1 United States
23 Jan 2022 1:35PM
Beautifully captured Ian !!
The Dainty Swallowtail aka the Small Citrus butterfly, (Papalio anactus).,
V5 & 8 are my favorites.
View large.

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
23 Jan 2022 1:40PM
A lovely set Ian. All quite beautiful.
23 Jan 2022 2:39PM
A delighful set and a beautiful subject. Debs
leo_nid 5 12
23 Jan 2022 4:34PM
all excellent, Ian
23 Jan 2022 6:00PM
What a fabulous set Ian.

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
23 Jan 2022 7:00PM
Keep a watch on those eggs-- tiny caterpillars will emerge and Chew holes in their leaves----and GROW!

A stunning gathering of images!
capto Plus
10 7.0k 31 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2022 10:38PM
How lovely to have such a beauty in your garden.Smile
24 Jan 2022 5:40AM
Stellar captures Ian 5 and 6 my faves and the approach for landing in the final version
24 Jan 2022 5:42AM
Mandarin tree . Lemon tree . I am so Jealous happy summer mate !
laura1 18 8
24 Jan 2022 2:14PM
wow that's a first! fascinating


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