Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A worldwide community photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Eastern tiger swallowtail

Papilio glaucus


Papilio glaucus, the eastern tiger swallowtail, is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to eastern North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats. It has also been found in Olüdeniz, Turkey. It flies from spring to fall, during which it produces two to three broods. - excerpt from Wikipedia


[Last picture] Adults males participate in a behavior called puddling, in which they congregate on mud, damp gravel or puddles. They extract sodium ions and amino acids from these sources which aid in reproduction. Males that puddle are typically fresh, and puddle only for their first couple of days. Females will occasionally puddle, but do not form congregations. Adults have also been seen feeding on dung, carrion, and urine. - excerpt from Wikipedia

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by

New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 25, 2017
Submitted on Jul 27, 2017

Related Spottings

The Common Mormon ♂ Papilio machaon lime butterfly -  Papilio demoleus Papilio cresphontes

Nearby Spottings

Confused Eusarca large lace-borde White spindles Goggle eye
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team