Friday, August 17, 2012

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

August 4th, 2012. We were exploring back roads in the Oconee National Forest north of Greensboro. We haven’t seen a lot of butterflies during the last couple of months but, recently, we’ve started to see Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (Papilio glaucus) again.  This particular butterfly was...

resting on a leaf of a Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) tree. It allowed me to approach within a foot or two and…

photograph it using an led light array.
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Identification resources:
- Butterflies and Moths of North America: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

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