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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Breanna Shoemaker. Introduction. The Tiger Swallowtail is one of the many species of butterflies in Kentucky. It’s known for its bright yellow color in males, with black tiger-like stripes, hence the name “tiger swallowtail.”.

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eastern tiger swallowtail

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Breanna Shoemaker

introduction
Introduction
  • The Tiger Swallowtail is one of the many species of butterflies in Kentucky.
  • It’s known for its bright yellow color in males, with black tiger-like stripes, hence the name “tiger swallowtail.”
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Conventional wisdom suggests that weather conditions influence the size of insects.

  • Alexander Klots indicates that weather conditions influence food availability and therefore size of butterflies.
methodology
Methodology
  • Catch and euthanize 45-50 butterflies to be measured. (using a long butterfly net)
  • Record morphological measurements of both male and female Swallowtails.
  • Determine an average size of males and females using a multi-variant approach.
  • Determine the wing loading aspect of each individual.
  • Examine weather variables (precipitation, temperature, humidity etc.).
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