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Identification Challenge #4 Reveal : Nature Closeups

Identification Challenge #4 Reveal

November 18th, 2010 - 5:19 PM | Filed under Identification Challenges | 1 Comment

As Ted C. MacRae correctly guessed, the chrysalis in the latest identification challenge yielded a specimen of Papilio glaucus, an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

April 25, 2010 | Twelvestones, Roswell, GA, USA

The blue on the upperside of the hindwings indicates this is a female. Here’s the underside of the wings:

Underside of wings

If I’d had some daylight, I’d have tried to get something other than a black background. I saw she had emerged after arriving home one evening though, so I took these shots in my home office before releasing her.

Being a fresh specimen, I thought I’d try for some closeups of the wing scales.

One Response to “Identification Challenge #4 Reveal”

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