Tiger Swallowtail – 5/6/23

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/6/23

Observation Time: 8:15 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Tiger Swallowtail butterfly

Scientific Name: Papilio glaucus

Comments: This striking, large butterfly is fairly common in Sharon. I was surprised to see it so early in the season. It was feeding on a flowering tree near the barn on the Billings Loop. It appears to be missing a small part of the trailing edge of its wing. Perhaps a bird tried to catch it.

More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America