Friday, August 4, 2017

Backyard butterfly feeds on Ligularia nectar

Photos by Barry Wallace
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus glaucus

The Ligularia flower I mentioned two days ago, played host to a nectar-hungry male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on Saturday.   It is the second largest butterfly in Canada but only appears in southern Ontario - lucky us.   This one spent over an hour at the same plant despite chunks missing from the bottom of its left wing.
Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace

1 comment:

  1. A unique flower and unique butterfly for sure. It is great when your backyard garden attracts wildlife.