This is the black form of the Easter Tiger Swallowtail. Ordinarily, these big butterflies are mostly yellow. See this article for an example: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail – Big and Bold
This female is a little worse for wear. Her wings are tattered and torn. She was very lethargic and probably not long for this earth.
Photographs were recorded at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA).
|Date||–||Jul 21, 2013|
|Time of Day||–||Morning|
|Temperature||–||Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)|
|Type of Behavior||–||Stationary|
|Main Article||–||Eastern Tiger Swallowtail||Observation Location|