Eastern Tiger Swallowtails
Papilio glaucus

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Spring Beauty (130J)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Milkweed (130L)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN001)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN079)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN080)
 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN174)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN175)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0253)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0254)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0255)
 
 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (DIN0256)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0257)
 
 
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An interesting side-line on this butterfly is its scientific name.  "Glaucus" means bluish-gray in Latin.  Linnaeus, who established the scientific name, had a black form female which he used in naming the species based on her color.  Even though the majority of females and all males are the typical tiger-stripe form, the name had been established and the Tiger has always been, scientifically speaking, the Bluish-gray Swallowtail.
 
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