Butterfly or moth
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Butterfly or moth

AcemanDanny

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Found this beautiful little guy walking along the shoreline of the Scarborough bluffs, just not sure if its a butterfly or moth. Any help would be appreciated.
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Tak

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It's a Swallowtail butterfly. They're slightly more common in June than May.
You'd have to look up whether it's a Yellow or a Tiger, I can't remember the details.

Beautiful aren't they?!
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AcemanDanny

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They are very beautiful. Both the yellow and tiger look similar. The colour on the tail makes it look like the tiger.

Thanks for the help Tak.
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thouc

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It is a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail or Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Not sure which one.
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Of the two, Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are the ones seen in the GTA.  Canadian Tiger Swallowtails are found further north and are slightly smaller in size.

Walter :)
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