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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio glaucus

Description:

Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterfliesin the family Papilionidae, and include over 550 species. The forked appearance of the swallowtails' hind wings, which can be seen when the butterfly is resting with its wings spread, gave rise to the common name swallowtail.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, female dark form
Papilio glaucus Species Papilio glaucus - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - BugGuide.Net


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1 Comment

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

You can see the stripes on the underside of the wings. :-)

AnnaleeHodges
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AnnaleeHodges

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2016
Submitted on May 28, 2016

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