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Black Swallowtail

Posted by ghoghunter Zone6b SE PA (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 13, 12 at 18:50

This one visited today and spent a long time nectaring until a sparrow chased him off the bush!

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RE: Black Swallowtail

Dark form Tiger Swallowtail. Note the visible tiger stripes and also the blue hindwing border has a dark border.

Here is a link that might be useful: Check out the photos of the dark form tiger st on this page

RE: Black Swallowtail

Thanks Runmede!

RE: Black Swallowtail

And the black tiger is quite a bit larger, no?

RE: Black Swallowtail

This Butterfly was huge!

RE: Black Swallowtail

Tiger Swallowtails are usually larger.

I had some huge Black Swallowtails emerge this summer. They were the size of a Tiger Swallowtail. I was awed by their size. Butterflies within the same family can be small, medium, or large. Genetics and food quality/quantity play a role in this.

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