Butterfly genus species - Tiger Swallowtail

Butterfly pictures genus species tiger swallowtail 5
TIGER SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY
The tiger swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucas) is a strong flier with distinctive yellow and black striped markings on its wings and body (some females are brown or black, mimicking the poisonous pipevine swallowtail). This butterfly has a wingspan of 3.5-6.5 inches (9-16.5 cm) and is found throughout the USA and Canada. The caterpillar is plump and green with yellow eyespots; it looks like bird droppings when young. Larvae eat leaves from the tulip tree, sweet bay, wild black cherry, ash, lilac, aspen, birch, and choke cherry.
Butterfly pictures genus species tiger swallowtail

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http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/images/contest4/tiger_swallowtail.jpg
http://www.ohio-nature.com/image-files/eastern-tiger-swallowtail-lg.jpg

http://www.mosshollowfarm.com/images/ct%20vignette/tiger-swallowtail.jpg

http://www.botany.wisc.edu/spalding/naturephotos/botanygarden/eastern%20tiger%20swallowtail%205.jpg

http://www.wildlife-magnets.com/prodimages/large/eastern_tiger_swallowtail.jpg

http://www.daltonstate.edu/galeps/images/jpegs/Papilionidae/Pa%20glaucus%20gynandromorph2.jpg

http://www.dpughphoto.com/images/website%20tiger%20swallowtail%20above%20male.jpg

http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/klamath/images/phototour/images/butterfly.jpg

http://i.pbase.com/v3/29/336929/1/45772733.QET8158TigerSwallowtailButterfly.jpg

http://www.edupic.net/Images/Insects/lep_tiger_swallowtail_butterfly06.JPG
TIGER SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the last picture best. I got a great picture of one of these on my house. They are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for helping me identify the male on my deck flowers.

Anonymous said...

today, we played with a tiger swallowtail butterfly with our fingers touching her wings as she was eating lunch with my zinnia flowers.

Anonymous said...

really i don't have a comment it's more like a question.we have a injured tiger swallowtail how it got that way is another story.i am just trying to keep it alive can anyone help me by telling me what they eat and what condition i need to keep it in and how long do they live under those conditions.

Anonymous said...

if there's any true butterfly lover out there please help.i have a beautiful tiger swallowtail.it's hurt and i don't know what to feed him.hold on big guy

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