Papilio glaucus (Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Östlicher Tigerschwalbenschwanz, Machaon de tigre de l'est)

Papilio glaucus, also called Eastern Tiger Swallowtail or Östlicher Tigerschwalbenschwanz is a butterfly from Nearctic ecozone (North America). The first description was in 1758 by Linnaeus. With a wingspan of 8.0 – 10.0 cm the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is a small member of the family PAPILIONIDAE. The butterfly is yellow with typical black tiger stripes.

 

 

Ecozone

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus is from Nearctic ecozone (North America) and from Neotropic ecozone (South America), but its biggest distribution is in North America.

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