1st Place with 26 points:

From pathdoc60: "This photo is of a Red-Spotted Purple butterfly on a Butterfly Bush ( Buddleia) photographed in our yard."

2nd Place with 22 points:

From pathdoc60: "This photo is of a mated pair of Pipevine Swallowtail butterflies that were found while on a N.A.B.A. butterfly count in Alabama. I am not sure of the exact plant species upon which they are perched. "

3rd Place with 20 points:

From 207Lilylady: "Butterfly on echinacea "

Runner Up with 20 points:

From C_A_Ivy: "Pipevine Swallowtail nectaring tithonia. A challenge to photograph with the constant pumping of wings while nectaring. Capturing the brilliant blue iridescence of the wings, only adds to the beauty of this butterfly."

Runner Up with 18 points:

From bwilliams1962: "Every year I try to plant new seeds and sometimes they are a hit and then sometimes a miss but you can never go wrong with an old time favorite. My Rose of Sharon attracted numerous swallowtails including this Eastern Tiger."

Runner Up with 11 points:

From greenradar: "A Swallowtail on a Hesperis matronalis (sweet rocket)"

Runner Up with 9 points:

From Jubilada: "Monarch on salvia, Palo Alto, CA."

Runner Up with 8 points:

From Terri1948: (No caption)

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