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Contact: Krushnamegh Kunte
KKunte@cgr.harvard.edu
512-577-1370
University of Texas at Austin

Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail

Caption: Kunte et. al. recently discovered that the Appalachian tiger swallowtail butterfly evolved through the hybridization of Eastern and Canadian swallowtails. It is a rare example of hybrid speciation in an animal. Pictured here is a female Appalachian tiger swallowtail.

Credit: Krushnamegh Kunte

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