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Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails
Papilio glaucus, Swallowtail Butterfly Family, Papilionidae

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.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Pickerelweed (DIN080)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Pickerelweed (DIN080)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0253)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0253)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0254)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0254)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0255)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0255)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0256)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0256)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0257)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0257)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0282)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (DIN0282)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Spring Beauty (130J)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on Spring Beauty (130J)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (130L)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (130L)