Sippin’ weather

swollowtailStill hot. Not has hot as it has been, but still pretty hot. You probably need something to drink if you’re going to be outside. Probably something requiring a straw, just like this eastern tiger swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, is equipped with to frantically drink nectar from some Joe Pye weed flowers

In case you’re curious, it’s a boy swallowtail. Females have a swath of electric blue eye-like spots on the trailing edge of their wings,  in the thick black area.

And now you can sex butterflies (at least eastern tiger swallowtails) and impress your friends.

 

 

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