Don Holt has commented:
"Looks like an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail to me. The marginal spot-row
under the forewing looks like well separated spots. On an Appalachian
they would be mostly fused together:"
Thank you Don, for your instructive help.
Don Holt Steele Creek park promotion photo 2011.jpgABOUT DON HOLT
He is one of the region's
and dean of butterfly
activities in Northeast
Tennessee. He has been
the most significant
pioneer for creating butterfly excitement, interest,
programs, summer surveys and especially
at high elevations in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Don was the first staff member to fill the
Assistant Park Naturalist position at the Steele
Creek Park Nature Center when it was created
by Park Naturalist Kevin Hamed almost 15 years
ago in 2001. Don left the position a year
later to fill a newly-created position as an
educator-naturalist with the University of
Tennessee's Camp Explore at the Clyde Austin 4H
Camp at Davy Crockett Lake in Greene County, TN
where he taught and studied nature until returning
to the Steele Creek Park Nature Center nearly
10 years later in mid-May 2011. He worked as a
camp counselor and environmental science instructor
at Cedar Creek Learning Center in Greene Co., for
many years before joining Hamed at Steele Creek.
The Learning Center was funded and operated by
the Upper East Tennessee Educational Cooperative
which included 15 regional school systems.
Don holds a B.S. in biology from ETSU-Johnson City.
He currently is an Assistant Park Naturalist at the
Steele Creek Park Nature Center and lives in
[mailto:bristol-birds-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of BBC Net
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 6:32 PM
To: 'Bristol Birds'
Subject: [Bristol-Birds] Did Clancey Deel captue a beautiful photo of an
Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail butterfly ?
Appy Tiger Swallowtail 8_June 13 2015 (10) (2).jpg
Wallace Coffey wrote:
Maybe Don Holt or other Lep-type guys and gals on here may give us a more
definitive decision on whether this is an
Appalachian or the Eastern. Nice photo Clancey !