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An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (best viewed large)

By gconant  
Indigenous to the U.S. east of the Continental Divide, and parts of Canada.
Some of the females of this species are black. (Polymorphic)
They are very swift, strong flyers.
The length of their bodies is 3 1/2 - 4 1/2".
They have a wingspan up to 4 1/2".
During mating, if the couple is in danger, the female carries the male away to safety.
Northern Tiger Swallowtails breed two times per year, while those from the south breed 3 times per year.


The smile a butterfly causes is infectious.

Tags: Butterflies Eastern tiger swallowtail Wildlife and nature Papilio glaucus Lepidoptery

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21 Sep 2020 12:22AM
Wonderful capture well done 👍 Glenn.
21 Sep 2020 12:24AM
A beauty Glenn,
21 Sep 2020 1:11AM
A beautiful macro image of this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
21 Sep 2020 1:35AM
She has been busy-- Her colors are aglow!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
21 Sep 2020 3:30AM
A lovely macro Glenn.
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2020 7:55AM
love it !!
Alfie_P Plus
14 927 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2020 8:25AM
Splendid image Glenn 😊

21 Sep 2020 9:50AM
Beautiful image.
21 Sep 2020 10:36AM
Absolutely beautiful, Glenn - you get to see some wonderful butterflies.

carol01 9 53
21 Sep 2020 11:55AM
Another great image Glenn

dales Plus
5 13 Australia
21 Sep 2020 12:24PM
Beautiful colours Glenn , excellent capture
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2020 1:05PM
A beauty and informative write up Glenn.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2020 8:01PM
Wonderful image and a good informative write-up Glenn,
Isabel GrinGrin
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
21 Sep 2020 8:26PM
Beautiful colour and detailed Glenn
lil48 11 25
21 Sep 2020 11:20PM
Great detailed macro. Lilian

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