It's been beautiful here (until about two hours ago when the skies opened) but spring has definitely sprung. The sun has been out, the skies are blue, and the butterflies are out.

This photo is of Papilio cresphontes also known as the Giant Swallowtail. This butterfly is a swallowtail and is common across the southern United States. Adults feed on a variety of nectar sources in gardens and the caterpillars are referred to as "orangedogs." The larval stages feed mainly on citrus and can be a pest especially in non-commercial settings.

This photo was taken at the Boston Museum of Science's Butterfly Garden Exhibit in the Spring of 2005.
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  1. Very nice picture. Isn't it nice when Spring reappears. I really enjoy the crisp mornings with a hint of promise.