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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (female, dark morph)

Papilio glaucus

Description:

This individual is a dark morph female feeding on Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. "Females are [polymorphic]. The yellow morph differs from the male in having a blue postmedian area on the dorsal hind wing. In the dark morph, the areas that are normally yellow are replaced with dark gray or black." Source Credit: Wikipedia. Related Resource: Polymorphism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymorphis...

Habitat:

Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...

Notes:

Copyright © 2012 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved. www.wsanford.com

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2 Comments

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 9 years ago

Beautiful photo's and butterfly!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice Job!

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 17, 2012
Submitted on Aug 29, 2012

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