tiger swallowtail


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tiger swallowtail

n.
Any of several large swallowtail butterflies having yellow wings with black stripes, especially Papilio glaucus of eastern North America or P. rutulus of western North America.
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ti′ger swal`lowtail


n.
a yellow swallowtail butterfly, Papilio glaucus, of E North America, having the forewings striped with black.
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Those common to the Chicago area include black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) and spicebush swallowtail (Papilio trollus).
Whimsically dressed in a homemade butterfly costume, RenAaAaAeAa[c]e recal the beauty of a tiger swallowtail from her idyllic childhood in Hungary and the horrors that followed when her family was sent first to the ghettos and later to Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
For my efforts, I'm rewarded with daily sightings like the Tiger Swallowtail that's pictured here.
But the women were rewarded with the sight of two bright orange sulfur butterflies and a cluster of Western tiger swallowtail supping on teasel flowers.
Deb Hay friends with a beautiful Tiger Swallowtail.
The remaining three species, cabbage white (Pirns rapae), variegated fritillary (Euptoieta claudia), and eastern tiger swallowtail (P.
A few of the stunning examples of butterflies include the Hedgerow Hairstreak, the Jutta Arctic, the Tiger Swallowtail, the Xami Hairstreak, and the Zerene Fritillary.
Then, one day in 1996, he spotted a western tiger swallowtail in the garden outside his bedroom window and fell deeply; hopelessly in love with butterflies.
Six other recently documented, but rare species for Alabama, are also discussed: Appalachian tiger swallowtail, Hessel's hairstreak, brown elfin, white-checkered skipper, broad-winged skipper, and cobweb skipper.
A western tiger swallowtail butterfly emerges from its cocoon to feast on nectar from mountain wildflowers blooming in Sequoia National Park.
To illustrate this process, the wing colors of male and female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies, Papilio glaucus L., were analyzed in 2 comparisons: (1) the percentage of blue on the hindwing between yellow and dark morph females of P.