Papilio glaucusViewed from the underside, you can still see the tiger stripes. Most females of Tiger Swallowtails are yellow like the males, but a few are black. Males are never black.
Note that this individual has lost one of her tails, probably to a predator.
Papilio glaucusFemale tiger swallowtails can be either a yellow or dark morph. Males are always yellow.
Papilio glaucusThis is the predominant yellow morph of the Tiger Swallowtail.
Exyra sp.The Pitcherplant Moth caterpillar is found inside pitcherplants. This one is in the flower of the yellow pitcherplant (Sarracenia flava).
This female Falcate Orangetip butterfly is wafting her pherenome perfume toward a male.
Frosted Elfin caterpillars seem to prefer to eat the flowers of its host plant, Sundal Lupine (Lupinus perennis).
The Frosted Elfin lays its eggs only on the Sundail Lupine (Lupinus perennis).
Callophrys irusThis Frosted Elfin is preparing to lay eggs on the Sundial Lupine Lupinus perennis, its host plant.
GEOMETRIDAE FamilyThis caterpillar perfectly matches a branchlet of a tree.
This is a head-on view of the Giant Swallowtail caterpillar.
Papilio cresphontesThis swallowtail was nectaring on red pentas, a favorite exotic plant for many of the large butterflies in a yard.