In addition to Monarchs, several other kinds of butterflies have been visiting and partaking from our milkweed. An often seen visitor is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, one of the most common butterflies of Eastern North America. The one shown below was quite willing to stop once in a while to allow me to take its pictures.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are common butterflies during the latter part of summer. From the photos below, you’ll see why they are named that way. Male butterflies have stripes, and blue and orange spots in the lower part of their wings, while female ones may have yellow or deep blue, almost black colors.