Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Virginia State Insect


Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly

Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly photo by Luther C. Goldman / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Virginia designated the tiger swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus Linnaeus) as the official state insect in 1991.



Female eastern tiger swallowtail (black form); photo by HaarFager on Wikipedia published under terms of the GNU Free Documentation license Version 1.2 or later.

Female eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly © Jerry A. Payne / USDA ARS: www.insectimages.org.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on flower


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly- male