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Aug 082012
 

Male Black Swallowtail

The male Black Swallowtail is less colorful than the female. It has less blue and orange markings on its dorsal wings. Shot at 400mm, ISO 400, 1/250, f/11.

Female Black Swallowtail

This is just a re-post, to show that in this species the female is more colorful and has slightly different markings with more blues than the male.


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  2 Responses to “Differences between the Male and Female Black Swallowtail”

  1. Thanks. Yes, it usually is the other way around where the males are the most colorful.

  2. Thank you Maria for these pictures. It’s one of the rare cases where the female is more colorful than male.

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