So it's the biggest (See blog of June 30, 2022) to one of the smallest.
While watching along a creek for wildlife, a swallowtail butterfly flew in and for once, it actually landed and settled on a wild honeysuckle bush. It must have been attracted to the small pink flowers and the possibility of some nectar.
Have seen swallowtails from time to time but never has one landed in close proximity and stayed for more than a tick in time.
And with the benefit of photography, you can actually see the make-up of the butterfly, from its hairy body to the dynamic colouring & patterning of the wings.
The swallowtail might be one of the smaller animals on this planet but no less spectacular or essential.
And it appears in Photo #6 & Photo #7, the swallowtail was photo bombed by a passing mosquito! Where is a dragonfly when it is needed??? :) On Photo #6, look closely to the upper left of the swallowtail's head.