Tiger Swallowtail – Male and Female

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly(Papilio glaucus) is one of the most common and easily identified butterflies. With the bright yellow color and distinctive stripes, it even has an easy-to-remember name.

This is also a butterfly where it is easy to determine the male and female.

The female has a row of blue on the open lower wings. There is also a dark form of the female that has no yellow.

The male lacks the row of blue and just has the yellow and black coloration.

Here are a couple of other shots.

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