|Accoppiamento di/mating of Papilio Rumanzonia|
I finally made it to the exhibition that uses live butterflies as messengers. The heat was unbearable, since they're tropical species, and I'd forgotten my camera, so I adapted to sketching unconfortably piling my jacket over my arm and my sketchbook on top of that, and using a byro pen. I hardly succeeded in rendering the awesome beauty of those large, peaceful, fantastic creatures. I visited again today, equipped with a t-shirt and my camera. Apart from the heat, the viewing was spoilt by the usual shrieks of italian children, that are only good at turning even a poetic butterfly house into a stadium.
Here's the link to the project: