I was attracted to this giant swallowtail that was in the butterfly garden that we enjoy out our kitchen window.
The light was harsh but I did want to try because this guy was hand-size.
After trying out the phlox, it moved on to the buddleia. Take a look at the head of this butterfly. The camera angle makes it look like it has a screw for a proboscis. I did not notice it when I was taking pictures, trying to keep up with a very active butterfly. I think it must have been a twig with a vine twisted around it.
While I was doing this, B noticed something else in the buddleia.
This green anole had caught a butterfly. I think it was some kind of skipper.
When I wished the green anole the other day “happy hunting,” I was thinking more along the lines of stink bugs. We will consider renaming it “bloodleia.”