Female Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly on a plumeless thistle flower

Image: Female Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly on a plumeless thistle flower

Detailed Description

A tiger swallowtail butterfly drinks nectar from a plumeless thistle flower in an abandoned agricultural field. This is the light form of the female Eastern tiger swallowtail. Females have blue scales on the upper side of the lower hindwing.

Details

Image Dimensions: 3600 x 2400

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Loudoun, VA, US