Big and Bold

You can only say that of the swallowtails! This is the dark phase of the more familiar–yellow–Eastern Tiger Swallowtail!

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2 thoughts on “Big and Bold

    • Yes. They are all Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, but the females are dimorphic, a biology term meaning they can have two forms, in this case, two colorations or phases. The scales that are normally yellow are a dark gray to black instead.
      Likely more information than you wanted. 😉 Nutmeg

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