This enormous swallowtail caught my attention from indoors as it searched for nectar in my backyard. That gave me enough time to get the camera and capture its image before I watched it soar up into the tall oaks. I tracked it for another minute or two before it was gone forever.
I found cookie cutters in the shape of butterflies and moths. I have always been inspired by these creatures. Their colors are so improbable and their patterns living fractals. I have no idea why I felt this would be subject matter for a cookie, but that seems to be where the inspiration led me.
I have made many dozens of cookies inspired by these amazing INSECTS.