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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Dark Phase)

Papilio glaucus


A female dark phase eastern tiger swallowtail. I love swallowtail butteflies for their size and color.

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail female dark phase
Papilio glaucus Species Papilio glaucus - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Hodges#4176 - BugGuide.Net

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The GeoDex
The GeoDex 2 years ago

Hey actually I was thinking about that, so thank you, changes made!

ForestDragon 2 years ago

I believe this is actually an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. It can be confusing with the dark phase females. One of the easiest things I have found to help with identification is to look at the body. Black swallowtails have light spots on the abdomen and Eastern Tiger Swallowtails do not. Black swallowtails also have more yellow on the wings than the dark phase female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails.

The GeoDex
Spotted by
The GeoDex

Kansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 21, 2018
Submitted on Sep 21, 2018

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