Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (female)

An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) feeding on Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) in the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. This individual is a female, as indicated by the blue and orange markings on the lower edge of its hindwings. Tiger Swallowtail is the State Insect of Virginia.

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