Eastern Tiger Swallowtail?
Location: Western Maine
January 24, 2011 12:20 pm
This little beauty fluttered into my van last summer. Is it an Eastern Swallowtail butterfly? Thank you!
Signature: Cheryl Mitchell
There are several other species that look very similar to the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, including the Canadian Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio canadensis. To further complicate identifications, the ranges of the Eastern and Canadian Tiger Swallowtails overlap in places, including Maine. We cannot say for certain which species you have, but the blue markings on the hind wing indicate that this is a female.