Jagged – Merriam Webster definition: not having a level or smooth surface
The Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) or the eastern black swallowtail is a North American butterfly that typically feeds on several host plants. They claim territories in order to mate and male butterflies actively defend it. They are also found and Canada. It is the national butterfly of the state of Oklahoma.
This swallowtail had wings that were jagged. His journey is probably almost over. Sad they only live a short time. I spend as much time as possible in the garden with these beautiful butterflies.
The upper wings and the lower wings are both very fragile. Although they are strong enough to support the butterfly’s body in the air, they are also flexible to enable flight. This butterfly has stories to share from the looks of his jagged wings. But he is a survivor.
Sharing this photo with today’s Macro Monday challenge.
These butterflies have a story to share, live each day to its fullest. Agree?