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Kırlangı Kuyruklu Kaplan Kelebeği'ymiş. Kanat aıklıkları 9-16,5 cm. kadar olabiliyor ve yaşam alanları Doğu Amerika ve Kanada. Ben W.DC'de yolda yrrken, sokaktaki bitkinin (leylak) zerinde rastladım.

The Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucas) is a strong flier with distinctive yellow and black striped markings on its wings and body (some females are brown or black, mimicking the poisonous pipevine swallowtail). This relatively common butterfly has a wingspan of 3.5-6.5 inches (9-16.5 cm). Southern subspecies are larger than the northern ones.

These butterflies are called swallowtails because they have long "tails" on their hindwings which look a bit like the long, pointed tails of swallows.Tiger Swallowtails drink sweet flower nectar, especially nectar from the pink flowers of the shrub abelia. I met him on that leilac tree while walking around the streets of Washington DC. It is found throughout the Eastern USA and Canada.

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