Swallowtails: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 2.5" - 4.5"|
|Habitat:||Fields, gardens, open woods, meadows|
|Flight Period:||Early May, August|
|Larval Host Plant:||Tulip poplar, wild cherry, ash, birch|
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Eastern Tiger Swallowtails enjoying a puddle party on the Potomac River. Many butterflies sip from wet soil and mud puddles to gain important nutrients and minerals.