Eastern Tiger Swallowtail by rhoing

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Female “Papilio glaucus.” There just haven’t been very many butterflies this year and it doesn’t help that our butterfly bush isn’t very tall and doesn’t have many inflorescences. But here’s a swallowtail.

Confirmed at BAMONA as “Papilio glaucus” or “Eastern Tiger Swallowtail”; http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/1004375

1 year ago (“Ed & Judy’s ’57 Chevy (Bel Air)”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-08-11
2 years ago (“Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (‘dorsal’ view)”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-08-11
3 years ago (“Green tubes”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-08-11

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Beautiful shot. That blue patch on its wing tips looks so velvety.
September 2nd, 2014  
That looks so rich
September 3rd, 2014  
So very pretty!
August 24th, 2020  
@marlboromaam The "dark form" females aren't as bright as the boys and the yellow females ... to assure the propagation of the species no doubt, but they're still gorgeous!
August 24th, 2020  
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