Butterfly Gallery: Beautiful Wings Take Flight

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The black female form of the Appalachian tiger swallowtail has the wing pattern of the pipevine swallowtail to evade predators.


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A cloud of monarch butterflies flutters above the overwintering colony in Mexico.

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