My nephew suggested that he liked the still photos of butterflies best. There isn't much movement amongst the Angel Trumpets so everything is a still today.
There first two are Spicebush swallowtails, first on Pentas. The shiny object is a tuna can that I use to measure irrigation and rainful.
I don't believe this Spicebush is really nectaring on Melampodium, just stopping to rest. They briefly visit periwinkles but Lantana nearby is the fav.
Giant Swallowtail from the side, on Tithonia.
This Giant is a bit tattered and faded; lost one tail.
Not yet faded are the Angel Trumpets.
So light and dainty, like a ballerina's skirts.
I could hardly wait for these to open. More buds are forming.
The difference between Datura and Brugs is the direction of the trumpet.
Devil's Trumpets point upward. Brugs point down to the Earth.
Originally they were all called Datura. All are of the nightshade family.
All are toxic. Reading about Victorian ladies' practice of letting nectar from
an Angel Trumpet drip into their tea is interesting but not a practice I would start.
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