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Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Papilio glaucus

Description:

Large yellow butterfly with black tiger-stripe markings

Habitat:

They were in a swampy environment along a dirt road. Surrounding habitat includes Carolina bays, cypress swamp and pine savannahs.

Notes:

Seemed to be feeding on yellow stained foci in the road. As this is a popular road for herpers, I wonder if the yellow stains represent human urine stops.

2 Comments

JackieHolmesBurns
JackieHolmesBurns 9 years ago

Thanks for the help everyone! They are beautiful butterflies!

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 9 years ago

They look like Tiger Swallowtails that are puddling, drinking from a sandy soil to get dissolved minerals.

JackieHolmesBurns
Spotted by
JackieHolmesBurns

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jun 14, 2012
Submitted on Jun 24, 2012

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