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Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are common butterflies during the latter part of summer. From the photos below, you’ll see why they are named that way. Male butterflies have stripes, and blue and orange spots in the lower part of their wings, while female ones may have yellow or deep blue, almost black colors.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail feasting on Zinnia flower.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail feasting on Zinnia flower. This one could be a female.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Thistle flower.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Thistle flower. This one is a male, with more colored spots near the tail.

Female Swallowtail.

Female Swallowtail.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

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