Tiger swallowtail held for observation
Swallowtail nectaring on bunchberry
Swallowtail nectaring on dandelion
Butterfly feeding on cultivated Agastache sp.
First swallowtail caterpillar I've seen in person. It's fake eyes design are an awesome adaptation and every time he would bring out his antenna, the kids would be amazed.
Spotted at Whalon Lake
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...