1st Place with 78 points:

From C_A_Ivy: " "Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring wild sunflower. They move their wings very rapidly when nectaring which makes them difficult to photograph. The caterpillars are toxic to birds thus many black butterflies are considered mimics of this beautiful butterfly.""

2nd Place with 37 points:

From rteets: "Caterpillars can be stunning up close."

3rd Place with 26 points:

From Jurdana: (No caption)

Runner Up with 26 points:

From rteets: "Nature sometimes holds such beauty."

Runner Up with 24 points:

From sunkissed: (No caption)

Runner Up with 22 points:

From oxdriftgardener: "Mona the monarch butterfly just released following metamorphosis in canister in our home. Caterpillar collected from our daughter's yard"

Runner Up with 20 points:

From sgitlin: "This butterfly is only about 1" in length and I think it gets its Skipper name from not sticking around very long while sampling a flower blossom."

Runner Up with 13 points:

From TomSlick: "Gulf Fritillary on White Abelia in Redding Trail Park, Addison, TX."

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