Category:  Nature Photography | Posted: March 15, 2019

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Spicy Jatropha

Papilio glaucus on Jatropha

Colors In Nature - Photography (a) Contest Entry 
Sony DSC-HX200V, f/5, 1/1250 sec, ISO 100, focal length 76 mm, daylight 5-7-16 at 9:42 AM

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail [Papilio glaucus] is native to the eastern North America. The species it is common in various habitats where it is seen from spring to fall. The adult butterfly feeds on many species of flowers, but prefers plants of the rose and magnolia families to lay their eggs. The male is yellow and has four tiger-stripes on each fore wing. Females are either yellow or black. The yellow male has a band of blue or purple spots on the hindwing. The dark female is almost completely black, but might show some color in bright light.

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