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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Pterourus gluacus

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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