this eastern tiger swallowtail is enjoying the canyon creek abelia
Reported by B.M. at 10:26 AM
Hanging out on my coneflowers.
Several individuals flew overhead, but did not stop. Could not tell if Canadian or Eastern.
Flying in yard.
nectaring on Wild Bergamot
The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats. It flies from spring to fall, during which it produces two to three broods. Adults feed on the nectar of many species of flowers, mostly from those of the Apocynaceae, Asteraceae, and Fabaceae families. P. glaucus has a wingspan...