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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio glaucus

Description:

Male is yellow with dark tiger stripes. Female has 2 forms: one yellow like the male and the other black with shadows of dark stripes. Hindwing of both female forms has many iridescent blue scales and an orange marginal spot. On the underside of forewing of both female forms the row of marginal spots has merged into a continuous band. 3 5/8 - 6 1/2 inches. Caterpillar Hosts: Leaves of various plants including wild cherry (Prunus), sweetbay (Magnolia), basswood (Tilia), tulip tree (Liriodendron), birch (Betula), ash (Fraxinus), cottonwood (Populus), mountain ash (Sorbus), and willow (Salix).

Habitat:

Deciduous broadleaf woods, forest edges, river valleys, parks, and suburbs.

Notes:

This one had part of it's wing missing.

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4 Comments

keithp2012
keithp2012 9 years ago

Hope to see more of them this year!

keithp2012
keithp2012 9 years ago

Is this male or female?

keithp2012
keithp2012 10 years ago

Thank You Yasser!

Yasser
Yasser 10 years ago

A beautiful photo Keith!

keithp2012
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keithp2012

West Babylon, New York, USA

Spotted on May 11, 2011
Submitted on May 11, 2011

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