Bug of the Month August 2020: Male and Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails

Subject:  Eastern Tiger Swallowtails
Geographic location of the bug:  Campbell, Ohio
Date: 08/02/2020
Time: 11:10 AM EDT
Gentle Readers,
Daniel has been called out of town for a family emergency, and low and behold, he has finally entered the 21st Century by purchasing his first mobile phone, and he has been calling the iPhone 11 Pro he just bought his Magic Phone.  The magic phone takes gorgeous digital images, and Daniel has been taking images of the insects found in The Rust Belt.  Here are images of a male and female (blue scales on the underwings) Eastern Tiger Swallowtails that have been visiting the butterfly bush he is planting in his childhood front yard to replace the dead shrubs that are being removed.  Daniel apologizes for ignoring the numerous identification requests that have been flooding in, but family obligations are currently taking up most of his time.  Daniel hopes to also get some images of the Spicebush Swallowtails that he has seen in the past week.

The male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is smaller and lacks the blue scales on the underwings.
The larger female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail has beautiful blue scales on the underwings.

1 thought on “Bug of the Month August 2020: Male and Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtails”

  1. My name is Carletta Hall and this comment is not for the swallow-tailed this comment is for the springtails my body has been being infested with these things for over 3 years they get into everything with the human touch and I’ll try just about everything except Lysol to get them off of my body I found it coconut oils or lavender scented things they are repulsed by but the eggs they lay in my hair and other parts of my body just my total body I can’t get ahead of them I really need some help here and doctors some people you tell they can’t conceive that above could be on your body like this and you can’t get the things off not to the satisfaction of them not reproducing on you please help me I would other testimonials about these bugs and not have the same symptoms that I do please reply or comments help me thank you


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