(another) identity crisis by pistache

(another) identity crisis

have had a brief google and can't find out what this is. i suspect lots of you will know and i look forward to your wisdom! she was quite stunning swooping about in the lavender. i also liked a shot of her giving me a gentle stare, which you can see in my 'the other place' album
Swallowtail perhaps
June 21st, 2017  
From my research he or she is a Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata.). There are differences between the female and the male but not so obvious here. I sound very knowledgable but I'm not - I'm googleised!
June 21st, 2017  
Gorgeous! Love the pattern and dof.
June 21st, 2017  
Excellent shot, great focus - and @maggiemae is right, there are differences between the male and female, most notably in the genitalia :))
June 21st, 2017  
A beauty, regardless of his name!
June 21st, 2017  
such lovely detail and colours clare
June 21st, 2017  
This is gorgeous Clare! So soft and dreamy with pretty tones. Fav!
June 22nd, 2017  
I would say it's a Swallowtail- since Maggie looked it up and found you a more specific name that sounds like what it is. Beautiful capture!
June 22nd, 2017  
Don't know but it's a beauty
June 22nd, 2017  
Wonderful shot.
June 22nd, 2017  
Such an unusual pattern - never seen this one before. The pastel yellow and mauve work well together
June 22nd, 2017  
He is gorgeous!! FAV
June 22nd, 2017  
what a beautiful butterfly
June 22nd, 2017  
Swallowtail Im thinking Clare, Beautiful capture...Fav
June 22nd, 2017  
@padlock @maggiemae @kwind @graemestevens @louannwarren @phil_howcroft @jessikapanteleios @olivetreeann @jgpittenger @joysabin @helenm2016 @gigiflower @hrs @tonygig

thank you so much kind folks for the info and the enthusiasm! i put her on facebook and gather that these are very rare in the u k, so i was obviously lucky to see one here in sunny france
June 23rd, 2017  
Lovely shot
June 23rd, 2017  
So much fabulous detail xx
June 26th, 2017  
Beautiful
June 29th, 2017  
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