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Tigertail Swallowtail Butterfly ~2~

Penny Odom

Joined February 2010

Artist's Description

This butterfly must have been at the end of his life
cycle or I would not have been able to get this close. I tried to get different angles while I had the opportunity. What a a beauty he was.
The Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucas) is a strong flier with distinctive yellow
and black striped markings on its wings and body (some females are brown or black, mimicking
the poisonous pipevine swallowtail). This relatively common butterfly has a wingspan of
3.5-6.5 inches (9-16.5 cm). Southern subspecies are larger than the northern ones.
These butterflies are called swallowtails because they have long “tails” on their hindwings
which look a bit like the long, pointed tails of swallows (a type of bird).

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