Is it me or does this painted lady moth have a beak? Yeah, that's what I thought. I've found that photographing butterflies and moths is pretty simple. At first they're a bit skittish, but soon they realize that you don't have a stash of pins in your pocket for a grade school science project. Once they calm down they are all to happy to pose for a portrait. This moth was a downright ham, but the Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail ( that's the yellow one...and yes I looked it up) had a severe case of OCD. It was busy chowing down and would not stop flapping it wings.
Nothing worse than a neurotic butterfly!
"Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail "
"I have no idea"
The same "Red Amdiral"
If you would like butterflies and moths to visit, plant lots of flowers, they love Zinas and Flox!