Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend the second (and final) butterfly photography class for this year at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Butterfly Magic display. I hope to get a shoot in some time soon while they still have Asian butterflies on display, but I won't be able to take in a tripod or monopod when the exhibit is open to the general public.
I took these photos in the first class session. I don't know what this butterfly is. (Any help with identification will be gratefully received.)Normally, I don't like to show butterflies on feeders, but this one captivated me with its long proboscis savouring a piece of orange.The proboscis is a tubular sucking organ that enables a butterfly to extract nectar. When not being used, the proboscis is rolled up out of the way.