Enjoying the mud.
Sone female Tiger Swallowtails are black. Is this a Tiger or a Spicebush? (This is not the injured one)
Feeding on Joe Pye Weed
An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail checking out flowers
enjoying the canyon creek abelia
Glossy Abelia (Abelia × grandiflora)
27 Jul 2013.
Hortulus Farm, Wrightstown, Bucks Co, PA.
Female, black form.
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...