Serengeti Swallowtail!

Dear All
Many greetings – have been in the Western Serengeti for 10 days training guides… Heavy rains and amazing insects everywhere. Watched these incredible Swallowtails soaring about a hilltop… This is the Citrus Swallowtail, one of the most common and beautiful of East African insects…

Citrus Swallowtail in flight!
Citrus Swallowtail in flight!

The butterflies gathering at the tops of hills are engaging in ‘Hill-topping’ a behaviour that allows males to compete, check out and chase off competitors and court any passing females…

Soaring Citrus Swallowtail...
Soaring Citrus Swallowtail...
Patrolling over the grassland
Patrolling over the grassland

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