Eastern Tiger Swallowtails
Papilio glaucus, Swallowtail Butterfly Family, Papilionidae

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0001)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0079)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0080)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0174)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0175)
 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0253)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0254)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0255)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtails Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (DIN0256)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (DIN0257)
 
  Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Spring Beauty Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Spring Beauty (130J)
Jian Zhe Li Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Milkweed Photograph
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Milkweed (130L)
 
 
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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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