Gray hairstreak on basil
|Spicebush swallowtail (I think) on scarlet milkweed|
|Bee on basil|
|Bee en route to tropcial salvia|
The swallowtail butterfly couldn't seem to get enough of the milkweed nectar. I took this short video (1:56) as it flew from one flowerhead to another.
Unlike the hairstreak that paused for a while on a flower, the swallowtail never stopped flapping its wings. I don't know if that was because it was such a windy day or just the way that specific butterfly acts. I still get confused with swallowtails. I think the one I watched today was a spicebush swallowtail but it may have been another type entirely. I'd love to hear what you think.