Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio glaucus)
The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (aka Tiger Swallowtail) is a unique species of swallowtail. It is a quick and strong flier, gliding when able. The male butterflies have bright yellow with black stripes wings, while the females can exhibit two different color forms; yellow and black or black and blue.
The female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail’s darker form is more common in the southern states. The caterpillar is just as remarkable; it resembles a small snake with eyespots. This butterfly enjoys pink, purple, and red flowers and is a magnificent visitor to any garden.
Watch the Caterpillar’s Long Journey to Pupate