| Just one of many in the swallowtail family,
the papilio ulysses is one of the largest and most
vividly colored among the black and blue swallowtails.
The ulysses butterfly is considered to be a favorite
among butterfly collectors. During courtship the
male briefly flutters above the female, displaying
its iridescent blue wings. Pairing takes place
and usually lasts for 2 hours. If disturbed, the
female will carry the male for a short distance
as he hangs beneath her.