A Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly, also known as the Common Lime Butterfly (Papilio demoleus)
I was watering the plants this morning when I saw this overturn butterfly. I almost poured the water on it but luckily I could stop in time. It looks like a butterfly that has just emerged from a chrysallis but I couldn't find any chrysallis nearby.
When I put this banana skin with a little bit of flesh left near the bush, it just hopped onto it. Maybe it is hungry?
It stayed there for a long time, stationary, so that I could photograph it. I was clicking away at many different angles and it moved a little bit, as though posing for me. After the session, I left it on its own to feed and dry its wings? By afternoon, it was gone. I am glad that I couldn't find any carcass meaning that it has flown away, as free as can be.
My post today is dedicated to Ms Rose Belle from California, USA of Three Wisdoms Blog. Thank you for being the first commenter of my previous post on Clerodendrum paniculatum. I have learnt a lot from her wise words from which her blog is named and I am glad to know her.
Just like this butterfly that has emerged from its chrysallis, I feel that I have also gone through a metamorphosis, haha!