Click on a region in the picture to color it in with the selected color.
Click on a color swatch in the palette to select a new color.
The currently selected color in the palette is indicated by a black rectangle drawn around it.
When you click, the point that you're clicking on is at the tip of the arrow or the tip of the pointing finger.

The Tiger Swallowtail butterfly is a strong flier with distinctive yellow and black striped markings on its wings and body (some females are brown or black, mimicking the poisonous pipevine swallowtail). This relatively common butterfly has a wingspan of 3.5-6.5 inches (9-16.5 cm). Southern subspecies are larger than the northern ones. The Tiger Swallowtail butterfly frequents woodlands (including temperate deciduous forests) and grasslands, but is also found in a variety of environments, including cities. It is found throughout the Eastern USA and Canada.

These butterflies are called swallowtails because they have long "tails" on their hindwings which look a bit like the long, pointed tails of swallows (a type of bird).

Life Cycle: The larva (caterpillar) hatches from an egg and eats its egg shell. After that it eats leaves almost constantly. The newly-hatched larva is brown and white, and looks like bird droppings, but it turns green later. The caterpillar molts (loses its old skin) many times as it grows. The caterpillar is plump, smooth, and green with large yellow "eyespots" that have black "pupils." There is a yellow and black stripe where its "neck" should be. The larva lives in a nest that it makes high in the trees by folding a leaf over and securing it with silk. It grows to be up to about 2 inches (5 cm) long. Just before pupating, it sometimes turns brown. It then emerges as a fully-grown adult. Adult butterflies do not have jaws; they can only sip liquid nectar through a straw-like proboscis.

Classification: Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), Family Papilionidae (apollos, swallowtails, and birdwings), Genus Papilio (true swallowtails), Species P. glaucas, three subspecies.

Copyright ©2001-2018

Click Here --!
Please visit our store.

What's NewSite mapAnimal
Zoom AstronomyZoom BirdsZoom ButterflyZoom DinosaursZoom RainforestsZoom SharksZoom WhalesEnchanted Learning Home
CraftsK-3 ThemesLittle Explorers
Picture dictionary
Rebus RhymesGeographyOceansBiomesZoom SchoolZoom InventorsZoom ExplorersBusy Little Brains

E-mail Zoom Store
Great birthday presents for kids who love animals

Subscribe to our mailing list - find out what's new at We'll e-mail you our free newsletter each month! As stated in our privacy policy, we fully respect your privacy and will not use your e-mail address for any purpose other than the newsletter subscription.

Enchanted Learning Search

First search engine with spelling correction and pictures!
Search for all the words:
Enter one or more words, or a short phrase.
You can use an asterisk * as a wild-card.

Click for