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

By gconant  
Found in all states of the U.S. east of the continental divide, and parts of Canada.
The body length is about 3 1/2 to 4 1/2".
The wing span is from 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 ", with females being somewhat larger.
Eastern Tigers are very powerful, fast flyers.
Southern tigers will breed three times, while northern Tigers will breed twice.
If they feel threatened while mating, the female will carry the male to safety.
This one was captured in my back yard.


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

Voters: dales, Alfie_P, HobbitDave and 42 more

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dales Plus
5 13 Australia
6 Feb 2021 12:36AM
A beautiful pairing on these outstanding flowers Glenn , superb close-up
Alfie_P Plus
14 927 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2021 12:42AM
Excellent image Glenn Beautiful colours

6 Feb 2021 12:49AM
Very fine indeed Glen, gets a Winston 🙂 saw one of these Swallowtails in BC way back in the 70s, you never forget them! Superb.

Dave 🙂
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
6 Feb 2021 12:58AM
She is gorgeous-- a favorite of mine!
6 Feb 2021 1:15AM
What a great photo Glenn. I had never noticed until right here that her body is also striped.

6 Feb 2021 4:32AM
Beautiful capture, Glenn.
Mike_Young Plus
15 27 13 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2021 5:03AM
Gloriously beautiful .
6 Feb 2021 5:22AM
There's that bit of artistry shining through again.
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
6 Feb 2021 8:32AM
A beautiful and nicely detailed image.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2021 8:53AM
Such a beautiful butterfly and so well photographed by you Glenn.

6 Feb 2021 9:00AM
Beautiful butterfly and image Glenn,
6 Feb 2021 10:14AM
Wonderful colour and detail, a cracking shot Glenn.SmileSmile
KingArthur 15 8 Malta
6 Feb 2021 10:52AM
Splendid shot Glenn, exquisite colours and detail

Joe Smile
6 Feb 2021 11:43AM
Not often I get the chance to put you on 30 and give you an award but well worth it for this shot.
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
6 Feb 2021 1:28PM
Stunning capture ❤️❤️clarity detailed Glenn 🌟🌟🌟


Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2021 2:22PM
Magnificent !! I like the butterfly and the flower...
Wonderful shot... Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
6 Feb 2021 2:35PM
Beautiful and so colourful.
6 Feb 2021 2:40PM
A pleasure to view, Glenn.


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