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Captured by my Canon Rebel in my garden in Sherman, Texas, USA.
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The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States,3 where it is common in many different habitats. It flies from spring to fall, during which it produces two to three broods. Adults feed on the nectar of many species of flowers, mostly from those of the Apocynaceae, Asteraceae, and Fabaceae families. P. glaucus has a wingspan measuring 7.9 to 14 cm (3.1 to 5.5 in). The male is yellow with four black “tiger stripes” on each fore wing. Females may be either yellow or black, making them dimorphic. The yellow morph is similar to the male, but with a conspicuous band of blue spots along the hindwind, while the dark morph is almost completely black.
The green eggs are laid singly on plants of the Magnoliaceae and Rosaceae families. Young caterpillars are brown and white; older ones are green with two black, yellow, and blue eyespots on the thorax. The caterpillar will turn brown prior to pupating. It will reach a length of 5.5 centimetres (2.2 in). The chrysalis varies from a whitish color to dark brown. Hibernation occurs in this stage in locations with cold winter months.

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  • aprilann
    aprilannover 1 year ago

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 1 year ago

    great color, vibrant

  • Thanks so much.

    – aprilann

  • Morgana Horn
    Morgana Hornover 1 year ago

    Excellent lighting….beautiful butterfly.

  • Thanks, Morgana.

    – aprilann

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thanks a bunch.

    – aprilann

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
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  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 1 year ago

    June 29th 2013

    Congratulations from your hosts.

  • Thank you so much. I’ve been unable to check my comments for many weeks so apologize for my late response. Although late – it is still heartfelt.

    – aprilann

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 1 year ago

    Just gorgeous Aprilann!

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you so much. I’ve been unable to check my comments for many weeks so apologize for my late response. Although late – it is still heartfelt.

    – aprilann

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!!!

    Your HEARTFELT Creation is on DISPLAY Here

  • Thank you so very much!

    – aprilann

  • Moonlake
    Moonlakeover 1 year ago

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