Plant-Insect Interaction: This is why it’s called a “butterfly bush”

Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus, Papilionidae) feeding on a butterfly bush (Buddleja sp., Scrophulariaceae). Photographed 08/02/2010 in Palmyra Michigan.

Butterfly bushes (Buddleja sp., Scrophulariaceae) are aptly-named plants.  Of all the butterflies that visit mine, the eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus, Papilionidae) is perhaps the most impressive.


About Jeremy Sell

Science and nature nerd.
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