Tiger SwallowTiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas)
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Butterfly - Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas)
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Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas) - 01
(Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas) - 01) This is a male tiger swallowtail butterfly evidenced by its bright yellow wings with four black tiger stripes on each wing and a black border. Females are either yellow or black in color, with bluish spots on the trailing edge of the wings.
Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas) - 02
(Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas) - 02) The wing span of this eastern tiger swallowtail ranges from a little over 3 inches to 5.5 inches. Tiger swallowtails are strong flyers.
Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas) - 03
(Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas) - 03) This eastern tiger swallowtail shows a lot of wear and tear, particularly on the trailing edge of both wings and tail. It is seen here feeding on the flowers of a tall thistle.
Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas) - 04
(Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas) - 04) In this side view of the eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, we can clearly see his body. Tiger swallowtails are considered to be one of the most common of all butterflies.
Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas) - 05
(Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucas) - 05) We saw this tiger swallow butterfly on the side of Highlow Road in the Town of Excelsior, WI.

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