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

By gconant  
These Swallowtails are found in all states in the US east of the Continental Divide, and parts of Canada.
Some females of this species are black, while all males are yellow.
They have a wingspan of up to 5.5", with the females being slightly larger.
They are fast and powerful flyers,
They will breed 2 - 3 times during their lifetimes, and If they feel threatened while mating, the female will carry the male away from danger.
(Photographed in my back yard.)


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

Voters: Alfie_P, FrancisChiles, taggart and 37 more

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Alfie_P Plus
14 927 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2020 12:55AM
Excellent image & composition Glenn 😊

28 Aug 2020 1:00AM
A beautiful photo of this Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, great macro photography.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
28 Aug 2020 1:23AM
Well done--- superb details and text!
28 Aug 2020 4:03AM
A great shot of this magnificent butterfly, Glenn. We see a lot of them here. I never knew they could mate more than once.

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Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
28 Aug 2020 4:27AM
So colourful and beautiful.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
28 Aug 2020 4:31AM
What a wonderful find in your yard Glenn , excellent capture of this beauty !!
28 Aug 2020 5:09AM
Stunning capture, Glenn.
28 Aug 2020 7:10AM
A beauty Glenn,
28 Aug 2020 8:23AM
Beautiful image
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
28 Aug 2020 8:32AM
Super image Glenn
28 Aug 2020 8:54AM
Beautiful captureSmileSmileSmile
cymru2019 2 17 7 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2020 10:43AM
Marvellous shot! David
28 Aug 2020 10:47AM
Beautiful image.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2020 1:36PM
Beautifully presented as usual Glenn.
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
28 Aug 2020 2:20PM
Wow 🤩 stunning detailed!!!
28 Aug 2020 2:44PM
Superb detail, Glenn - such a beautiful butterfly.

peterkin 17 683 England
28 Aug 2020 7:08PM
A beautiful shot, Glenn and very nicely presented.

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2020 8:15PM
Absolutely lovely Glenn !! Only seen one of those in Greece...
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