My first butterfly photo of 2016 is that of a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. It landed on a honeysuckle bush in our Maine backyard today giving me a great shot.
The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is the state butterfly of Georgia, South Carolina, and Delaware and the state insect of Virginia.
Did you know?
“Butterflies are beautiful insects, and they are also an important part of the ecosystem. In their search for nectar, they spread pollen from one flower to another and help ensure seed for new generations of plants. They also recycle nutrients and are prey for many species of birds, spiders and small mammals. Gardening and landscaping can create or enhance habitats for butterflies so they may survive and thrive. Whether your yard is in a city, suburb or rural community, you can make it a haven for butterflies.”
Source: https://extension.umaine.edu/publications/7151e/ More information and plants desired by butterflies can be found at this site.
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