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Though blending into the shadows over Little Crum Creek,
this dark form of the eastern tiger swallowtail stands out from the easily
identified yellow and black variety of her kind. Said to mimic
the pipevine swallowtail, whose chemistry dissuades predators,
the dark form is always female.

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Looks like eastern tiger swallowtails on a butterfly bush at the woodland’s edge.

Let’s keep an eye out for other visitors to this spot.

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