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Waiting for spring?
Jumpstart it with a visit to the montreal's botanical garden to "the butterflies go free" festival.
An event started a few years ago,to bring some life to the garden and to the Montrealers in the winter months.The event which was about 3 weeks long at first,is now a two months events and very popular.
Here you see a papilio rumanzovia,or scarlet mormon.on a lantana camara flower.Its size is about 10 cm.and is endogenous to the Philippines.They feed on various citrus species.The wings are almost always in movement,even when feeding,which makes photographing them a challenge.

A beautiful spring to all of you

Devancez le printemps avec une visite au festival "papillons en liberté " au jardin botanique de Montréal.Cherchant à attirer une clientèle frileuse,le jardin a offert aux Montréalais 3 semaines de beauté et de magie,un évènement tellement populaire,qu'il dure maintenant 2 mois.

Vous voyez papillio rumanzovia,ou porte-queue écarlate,occupé à butiner une fleur de lantana camara.
Il mesure 10 cm. et est originaire des Philippines.
Il se nourrit principalement sur les arbres citrins.
Leurs ailes sont en mouvement constant,ce qui rend la prise de photo un défi,un agréable défi.

Bon printemps à tous

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