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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pterourus gluacus


This butterfly is primarily yellow with black tiger stripes, hence the name. This one has a wingspan of approximately 3.5 to 4 inches.


Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are found all over, most commonly around water, meadows, gardens, and parks.


When hatched, the caterpillars look like bird poop as part of their natural camouflage to protect them from predators.

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Thomas Nelson Community College
Spotted by a stud ent at Thomas Nelson Community College

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2013
Submitted on Aug 29, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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