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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio glaucus

Description:

broad, black line on the trailing margin of the hind wing is less than half way to the first vein,dark females have a shadow of the tiger pattern evident, at least in fresh individuals.

Habitat:

Wooded areas and open areas near woodlands,flower gardens.

Notes:

dark female of this species would most likely be confused with the Pipevine Swallowtail, which also has only a single row of spots below but has very distinctive iridescent blue coloration on the hind wings; it may also be confused with the Spicebush Swallowtail and Black Swallowtail, but both these species have two rows of orange spots below.

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1 Comment

RiekoS
RiekoS 9 years ago

Beautiful.

AngelaReneaLawson
Spotted by
AngelaReneaLawson

West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 24, 2013
Submitted on Sep 24, 2013

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