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Eastern tiger swallowtail

Photo: Swallowtail sits on a thistle

TreeHugger - Photo: Swallowtail sits on a thistle - Eastern tiger swallowtail - Credit: Ted Roger Karson

Competition Winning Images Of Life On Earth - First place in the Community, Population and Macroecology category went to Michael Siva-Jothy for his shot of a Scarce swallowtail and a Polistine wasp converging on a Scabius flower.

Competition-Winning Pictures Of Life On Earth

Three levels on the food chain captured at once: A scarce swallowtail butterfly (Iphiclides podalirius) perches on a scabious flower (Scabiosa columbaria) while a Polistine wasp (Polistes dominulus) hovers nearby.

Tiger Swallowtail by Charles Kozierok

Tiger Fire Greeting Card for Sale by Charles Kozierok

Took this picture on the butterfly bush in my yard in NYS.  Black Swallowtail

Black swallowtail on a butterfly bush

Remember that cool caterpillar we posted this morning? Here it is as a brand new adult pipevine swallowtail butterfly! Have you spotted any cool butterflies lately? (Abra Zobel/USFWS) #butterfly #swallowtail #nature #wildlife

Remember that cool caterpillar we posted this morning? Here it is as a brand new adult pipevine swallowtail butterfly! Have you spotted any cool butterflies lately?

Etna agosto 2014

Etna in Italy, seen erupting on August Photo by Dr. Boris Behncke / Osservatorio Etneo-INGV, used by permission.

A glimpse of a forked tail, white rump or shaped wing might be all you get to see of a swift, swallow or martin in the skies this summer. Although frequently confused with one another, they are easier to tell apart than you might think...

How to identify swallows, swifts and martins

A glimpse of a forked tail, white rump or shaped wing might be all you get to see of a swift, swallow or martin in the skies this summer. Although frequently confused with one another, they are easier to tell apart than you might think.

Dragonflies on the wing

Insects survive the winter through a trick right out of science fiction

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