National Geographic : 1936 May
WINGED JEWELS FROM MANY LANDS © National Geographic Society Painting by Hashime Murayama GAUDY SWALLOWTAILS DON'T ALWAYS WEAR FULL DRESS "WITH TAILS" Many a boy has started his collection by netting one of these common butterflies. Often swarming in veritable yellow clouds, Tiger Swallowtails are found from Alaska to Newfoundland, and southward, east of the Rockies, to Florida and Texas. The striped Zebra Swallowtail (right), of eastern range, likes to flutter near the ground. Sipping nectar from the topmost lilac blossom is a Tailless Blue Swallowtail, found in Mexico and occasionally across the U. S. border. This specimen, captured near Washington, D. C., is the only one reported from the eastern United States.