Tiger Swallowtail butterfly – 7/26/11

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/26/11

Observation Time: 1:30 p.m.

Observation Location: dirt road leading to the Gavins Pond dam

Common Name:Tiger Swallowtail butterfly

Scientific Name: Papilio glaucus

Comments: This butterfly was so preoccupied with feeding on some decomposing organic matter that I was able to approach within a few inches to take this photo.

More Information: Butterflies and Moths of North America

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly