tiger swallowtail
Turnus Tur"nus, n. [NL., fr. L. Turnus, the king of the Rutuli, mentioned in the [AE]neid.] (Zo["o]l.) A common, large, handsome, American swallowtail butterfly, now regarded as one of the forms of {Papilio glaucus} syn. {Jasoniades glaucus}. The wings are yellow, margined and barred with black, and with an orange-red spot near the posterior angle of the hind wings. Called also {tiger swallowtail}. See Illust. under {Swallowtail}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tiger swallowtail — is a common name for several species of butterfly, including: Papilio appalachiensis or Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail, endemic to the Appalachians Papilio canadensis or Canadian Tiger Swallowtail, endemic to Canada Papilio glaucus or Eastern… …   Wikipedia

  • tiger swallowtail — n. any of various swallowtails (genus Papilio), esp. a large, yellow and black butterfly ( P. glaucus) of E North America …   English World dictionary

  • tiger swallowtail — a yellow swallowtail butterfly, Papilio glaucus, of eastern North America, having the forewings striped with black. See illus. under swallowtail. [1885 90] * * * Any of several North American species of black and yellow swallowtail butterflies.… …   Universalium

  • tiger swallowtail — noun : a widely distributed swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) of eastern No. America * * * a yellow swallowtail butterfly, Papilio glaucus, of eastern North America, having the forewings striped with black. See illus. under swallowtail.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tiger swallowtail — noun Date: 1889 a large widely distributed swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) of eastern North America that in the male is largely yellow with black margins and black stripes on the wings and in the female is usually similarly marked in the north but… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tiger swallowtail — ti′ger swal lowtail n. ent a yellow swallowtail butterfly, Papilio glaucus, of E North America, having the forewings striped with black …   From formal English to slang

  • Eastern tiger swallowtail — NOTOC Taxobox name = Eastern tiger swallowtail image width = 204px image caption = Male (see gallery for female) status = NE regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera super familia = Rhopalocera familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Western Tiger Swallowtail — Taxobox name = Western tiger swallowtail status = secure image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Papilionidae genus = Papilio species = P. rutulus binomial = Papilio rutulus… …   Wikipedia

  • Swallowtail — Swal low*tail , n. 1. (Carp.) A kind of tenon or tongue used in making joints. See {Dovetail}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A species of willow. [1913 Webster] 3. (Fort.) An outwork with converging sides, its head or front forming a re[ e]ntrant… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swallowtail butterfly — This article is about the insect family. For other uses, see Swallowtail. Swallowtail butterflies Cairns Birdwing, Ornithoptera euphorion (G.R. Gray 1852) …   Wikipedia

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