Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, from above by rhoing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, from above

(From above: the “dorsal” view.)
I haven’t seen many butterflies so far this summer, so I’m at least grateful that many of them have been the beautiful Papilio glaucus, or “Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.”

No need to submit to BAMONA or BugGuide for ID and I’ve already submitted an observation to establish their presence in southern Illinois this month.
» Species pages: [ BAMONA ] [ BugGuide ] [ UK Butterflies (a solitary observation … 89 years ago) ]
» This is a male, given the absence of “blue wash” on the upper hindwing; see BugGuide

Looking back
  1 year ago: “Figuring [Filler]”
 2 years ago: “I like the POV [Filler]”
 3 years ago: “S.C. Johnson … parking lot” (More Frank Lloyd Wright…)
 4 years ago: “Nuts and bolts”
 5 years ago: “Blue Apron chicken burger (filler #14)”
 6 years ago: “Family kayaking”
 7 years ago: “Lucerne Moth”
 8 years ago: “Girl on a mission…”
 9 years ago: “The variety of ‘life’”
10 years ago: “Alone in the garden”

[ IMG_2626S12x9B15C08tm :: 60mm ]
Beautiful shot!
November 16th, 2021  
November 16th, 2021  
This is a common one here.
November 17th, 2021  
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