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Virginia State Insect

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

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

See tiger swallowtail butterfly video below

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

Female tiger swallowtail (black form) - click to see all state insects
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.
Tiger swallowtail butterfly - click to see all state butterflies
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly © Jerry A. Payne / USDA ARS: www.insectimages.org. See All State Insects.
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Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife - National Wildlife Federation
Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife
by National Wildlife Federation

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Video:

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