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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio glaucus


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.


Wooded areas and open areas near woodlands,flower gardens.


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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RiekoS 9 years ago


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West Virginia, USA

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

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