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Tiger Swallowtail, female, dark color form

Papilio glaucus


Very large black and blue butterfly with broad stripes in faint off-black running from fore to hind wings.


You name it and they can go their. However, thermoregulation is important to darkly colored butterlies, so depending on the tempatrue, they will make sure they have ready access to shade. Often while feeding in the open they will "cycle" in and out of shaded flowers while feeding in order to keep cool.

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YukoChartraw 6 years ago


R.j.Connors 6 years ago

That looks very much like a Pipevine swallowtail rather than...

What a beauty! thanks for sharing

Wisconsin, USA

Lat: 44.64, Long: -89.73

Spotted on Aug 13, 2011
Submitted on Jan 4, 2013

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