NPC #13: Butterflies

All of the butterfly 🦋 photos I’ve captured so far were all taken within the grounds of Anne Springs Close Greenway. First photos are of Eastern Tiger Swallowtails shot with an iPhone 13 Pro.

Eastern tiger swallowtail
(Papilio glaucus)
Male Eastern Tiger
Swallowtail Butterfly
Male tiger swallowtails

Male tiger swallowtails are bright yellow with black tiger stripes on the tops of their wings. You can sometimes find groups of male swallowtail butterflies gathered on the ground around mud puddles or other damp spots. This is a behavior called puddling. The butterflies are sucking minerals and other substances out of the damp ground. (This behavior can be seen quite often at the spillway at Anne Springs Close Greenway.)

Eastern tiger swallowtail

Other butterflies found within Anne Springs Close Greenway:

Asterocampa celtis,
the hackberry emperor,
is a North American butterfly
that belongs to the
brushfooted butterfly family,
It gets its name from
the hackberry tree.
[Camera: iPhone 11 Pro Max]
Red-spotted Purple –
Limenitis arthemis
Limenitis is a genus of

brush-footed butterflies,
commonly called the admirals.
[Camera: iPhone 11 Pro Max]

Nature Photo Challenge– Butterflies

Photo Credit: ©️Deb L. Waters

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4 responses to “NPC #13: Butterflies”

  1. […] Deb took us to the Anne Springs Close Greenway nature reserve in South Carolina for some exquisite swallowtails and other species. […]

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  2. The yellow of the Tiger Swallowtail is fabulous 🙂

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