Found in my backyard, sitting on Eupatorium.
29 Aug 2016.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
Found on Fraxinus americana.
A very early instar, very tiny--looked like a speck of bird dropping sitting on top of the leaf.
ID courtesy of Pam Overmyer.
This caterpillar was found on wild cherry that I was feeding to my Promethea caterpillars, so I decided to raise it. It is currently in its pre-chrysalis stage. It is a bird-dropping mimic in early instars.
Might have been an older butterfly; the color seemed a bit faded. Unlike many, the wings looked in good shape.
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...