Female - Black Form
This is provides two questions: what kind of butter fly and what's the not in focus thing flying behind it?
This lovely butterfly was found by the parent of one of my students. It was spotted near a local swimming pool.
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...