Dainty Swallowtail On A Coneflower
Photograph - By Karol Livote
Dainty Swallowtail On A Coneflower - Original Photography by Karol Livote
This is a Swallowtail Butterfly enjoying a flower one fine summer day in a garden in Monroe, Connecticut.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
(aka Tiger Swallowtail)
This unique species of swallowtail is a quick and strong flier, gliding when able. The males are a bright yellow, while the females can exhibit two different color forms; yellow and black and black and blue. The darker form is more common in the southern states. The caterpillar is just as remarkable, it resembles a small snake with eyespots. This butterfly particularly enjoys pink, purple, and red flowers, and is a wonderful visitor to any garden.
February 3rd, 2021
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