Nature: Butterflies and Moths

Giant Swallowtail 巨型燕尾蝶 (Family Papilionidae, Swallowtails)

4-5 inches in wingspread. Up and up goes this great butterfly into the sky and down again, swooping. It can travel as fast as a horse can run, leaving the boy or girl with the butterfly net panting and disgusted far behind, but it may also hover delicately over a lovely flower and then drop down among the velvet petals to sip deeply of the delicious nectar, forgetting for a few moments its danger. Then, suddenly, the collector may swoop his net upon this largest of all North American butterflies and have a real prize!

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