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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (dark form female)

Papilio glaucus

2 Species ID Suggestions

RikMartin
RikMartin 6 years ago
Eastern Black Swallowtail (female)
Papilio polyxenes Papilio polyxenes
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, female, dark form
Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Black Form Female - Papilio glaucus - BugGuide.Net


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ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

Beautiful find!
The lack of light spots on the thorax and abdomen as well as the large amount of blue on the hind wings are more consistent with a dark phase, female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Please take a look at all of the links I have provided to compare images. http://bugguide.net/node/view/491

For comparison to a female Black Swallowtail: http://bugguide.net/node/view/510811/bgi...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/459428/bgi...
http://bugguide.net/node/view/2636

markiemccoy
Spotted by
markiemccoy

West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 3, 2014
Submitted on Aug 3, 2014

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