06 June 2010
Macro Monday-Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
I spent some time with family, housework, and schoolwork this weekend in preparation for my trip down to the St. Augustine rookery next weekend, so I didn't get out for a photo trip. Therefore, this Monday's macro image is pulled from one last year that I hadn't uploaded yet. This male Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) showed off for a good long while as it fed on buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) flowers last August at Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Virginia. The yellow-morph female has more blue between the black border and the yellow wings. Wishing everyone a wonderful new week!