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Georgia State Butterfly

photo of Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly on flower
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly; © Jerry A. Payne / USDA ARS: www.insectimages.org. See All State Insects.

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Tiger swallowtail butterfly video

Georgia designated the tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) as the official state butterfly in 1988.

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly - click to see all state insects
Tiger swallowtail butterfly photo by Luther C. Goldman /
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. See All State Insects.

The lovely eastern tiger swallowtail is one of the most common and widely distributed swallowtail butterflies, found throughout eastern USA and Canada. The male tiger swallowtail is always the familiar bright yellow with black striped markings. However, some females are dramatically camouflaged - they are dark brown to black, mimicking the poisonous pipevine swallowtail butterfly (which predators know to avoid because it tastes foul and can make them extremely ill).

Female eastern tiger swallowtail - click to see all insect symbols
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. See All State Insects.

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bird - game bird
butterfly - insect
flower-wildflower
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reptile
amphibian
fish - seashell
fruit- food
vegetable - tree
crop - monument 
gem - mineral
fossil - soil

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name - nickname
language - school
BBQ cookoffs
possum - tartan
folk festival - play
museum 1 - 2 - 3
center 1-2 - atlas
song - ballet
dance - waltz
theater 1 - 2
 

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