Males are always yellow but, females have two color forms, the yellow and an almost black form that mimics the distasteful Pipevine Swallowtail. Males of most butterfly species congregate in large groups in damp or dried up puddle sites on dirt paths, an activity called puddling. Here water evaporates, leaving concentrated minerals such as sodium. Using saliva exuded through their proboscis, butterflies suck up these minerals.
Latin Name: Papilio Glaucus
Habitat:Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock, Swamp
Diet: Larva – willow, ash Adults – nectar, puddling