*MOUNTAIN SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY ~ fact: There are many reasons why butterflies are so colorful. Their color helps them to blend in with flowers when feeding. It helps them absorb heat. It also helps them attract a mate.
Daphnis nerii (Oleander Sphinx Moth or Oleander Hawk-Moth) is a large hawk-moth found in wide areas of Africa and Asia. It is a migratory species, flying to parts of eastern and southern Europe during the summer.
The Mission Blue is a blue or lycaenid butterfly subspecies native to the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States. The butterfly has been declared as endangered by the US Federal Government. It is a subspecies of Boisduval’s Blue