The Giant Swallowtail Butterfly lives in wooded areas, especially near Citrus trees. I have 5 in my yard, and several wild orange and tangerine trees nearby. A few miles away are Orange Groves.
I find the larger butterflies harder to photograph. They do a lot of fluttering and very little sitting still.
With a wingspan of about 5”, they are easily spotted. They also seem more wary of my camera. I can see several flitting around….until I step outside.
The underside is very pretty. At first you’d think you were looking at a yellow butterfly.