I got a late start to my multiple visits to Butterflies of Cape Cod. Usually I go in June but everything was going sideways that month and I just never had a chance to stop in.
Right now they mostly have monarchs, but there were a couple of swallowtails, sugarbushes and some others that I didn't get the names of. Lots of them too! It should be noted that if you visit this or any other butterfly garden you absolutely MUST be conscious of where you step. They often land on the ground and you don't want to accidentally kill one of these beautiful and delicate creatures.
I got there when they opened and the butterflies' breakfast had just been put out. The sun wasn't quite out yet so a lot of them still had their wings up and weren't moving much.
This swallowtail looks a bit ragged. He may be near the end of his life cycle.
Can't remember what this one is but this plant was covered with them.
This might be a cercropia moth.
Monarchs that will hatch soon