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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio glaucus

Description:

It was bigger than my palm!

2 Species ID Suggestions

Old world Swallowtail Butterfly
Papilio machaon
KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago
Eastern tiger swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Papilio glaucus


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3 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

This is actually an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail not an Old World Swallowtail! If you check out the wiki links you will be able to see the difference!

cgzurawa
cgzurawa 9 years ago

I also saw one on my front porch! It was in mid July. I live in Northeast PA. My brother called it a Luna Moth but it looked just like this. Wish I had a picture.

dita_gruze
dita_gruze 9 years ago

Thank you!

dita_gruze
Spotted by
dita_gruze

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on May 25, 2011
Submitted on Jun 1, 2011

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