12 Jul 2014.
Longwood Gardens, Chester Co, PA.
Found in a meadow.
Swallowtail which was having a good time in the flowers outside of the library at Wichita State University.
Photographed puddling at the Cola del Caballo resort. Scanned from 35mm slide. (Portions of three other swallowtails are in the original image but are blurry and/or unidentifiable.)
30 Aug 2012.
Peace Valley Park, Bucks Co, PA.
On Crowned Beggarticks (Bidens coronata).
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...