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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio glaucus Fun fact:  The first known drawing of a North American butterfly was of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. In 1587, John White drew the picture while on an expedition and named it &quot;mamankanois&quot;, which is a Native American word meaning butterfly.<br />
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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio glaucus

Fun fact: The first known drawing of a North American butterfly was of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. In 1587, John White drew the picture while on an expedition and named it "mamankanois", which is a Native American word meaning butterfly.

Habitat: Rural garden

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  1. What a beauty, and it looks to be in top shape! Posted 12 days ago

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The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats. It flies from spring to fall, during which it produces two to three broods. Adults feed on the nectar of many species of flowers, mostly from those of the Apocynaceae, Asteraceae, and Fabaceae families. ''P. glaucus'' has a wingspan measuring 7.9 to 14 centimeters . The male is yellow.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Nov 1, 2019. Captured Jul 25, 2019 09:25 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/664s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm