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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

By pamelajean
Another version of the swallowtail butterfly that I posted in June, when I said,

Its hard to identify some butterflies when you can only see the ventral side of their wings, so I have never identified it, but had a go today and the best I can come up with is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, Black-Form, Female (Papilio glaucus).
The male is yellow with four black 'tiger stripes' on each forewing, but females may be either yellow or black, making them dimorphic (where the two sexes of the same species exhibit different characteristics).
If anyone knows better, please let me know.

Thanks to all who took the time to look, vote, award and comment on my Painted Lady.


Tags: Butterfly Female Leaf Lepidoptera Resting Wildlife and nature Eastern tiger Arthropoda Papilio glaucus eastern North America Dark Form

Voters: MadVillPics, MalcolmM, newbe2 and 70 more

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Wonderful capture GrinGrinGrinGrin
28 Aug 2019 8:56AM
Beautiful image

28 Aug 2019 8:58AM
A beauty Pam..Lin
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2019 8:59AM
A beauty, Pamela.
28 Aug 2019 9:03AM
Beautiful image.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2019 9:05AM
Jaw dropping macro shot Pam. Excellent image
Isabel GrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2019 9:15AM
Stunning shot Pamela, with beautiful colours and markings SmileSmileSmile
TonyDy Plus
12 55 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2019 9:15AM
Lovely shot, Pam.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2019 9:20AM
Beautiful capture Pam.
debu 11 India
28 Aug 2019 9:39AM
Excellent image.
28 Aug 2019 10:29AM
Beautiful Pamela,
28 Aug 2019 11:00AM
Beautiful capture
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
28 Aug 2019 11:02AM
Shown off well against that bg.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2019 11:54AM
A stunning beauty and superbly captured Pamela.
Peter GrinGrin
mac Plus
19 13 Scotland
28 Aug 2019 12:24PM
What a delicate and airy shot of the butterfly - Nothing but admiration for the skill in acquiring same.
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
28 Aug 2019 12:54PM
This is a marvelous capture of this beauty. I think you are right that it is a swallowtail, but judging by the orange spots, I believe it is a "spicebush swallowtail". In any event, it is a gorgeous image.
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
28 Aug 2019 1:23PM
Beautiful SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

28 Aug 2019 2:40PM
Very beautiful.
Silverzone 14 2 England
28 Aug 2019 4:28PM
Superb, Sylvia
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2019 5:21PM
Beautiful light and excellent detail.

JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2019 5:48PM
Terrific detailed shot
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
28 Aug 2019 7:20PM
28 Aug 2019 9:32PM
A stunning butterfly image Pamela, worthy of all the awards and more. Pam
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
29 Aug 2019 12:19AM
Lovely butterfly - great detail with it perched at that angle.
DaveNewbury 4 5 3 England
29 Aug 2019 12:49AM
Cracking image Pamela,
Superb image

capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2019 10:49PM
Lovely clarity and colour.Smile
30 Aug 2019 9:54PM
Beautiful image Pamela and the fine detail is amazing.

Deb. 😊
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
2 Sep 2019 10:27AM
Excellent detailed capture , Pamela 👍
Trev 😀

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