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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Female, yellow morph)

Papilio glaucus Linnaeus

Description:

Female has 2 forms: one yellow like the male and the other black with shadows of dark stripes. Hindwing of both female forms has a row of striking blue chevrons and an iridescent blue wash over parts of the interior hindwing. The upperside hindwing has a prominent orange marginal spot that is generally larger than the row of pale marginal spots.

Habitat:

Rural. Deciduous broadleaf woods, forest edges, pasture, meadow.

Notes:

These are EXTREMELY prolific in our area. I 'ALMOST' get bored of seeing them. ;)

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1 Comment

Evergreen
Evergreen 8 years ago

Awesome!

ScottLewis
Spotted by
ScottLewis

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2012
Submitted on Aug 24, 2012

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