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Western Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio rutulus

Description:

A Western Tiger Swallowtail, observed in a very worn condition. The lack of one complete "tail" indicates that it is likely the survivor of an attempted grab by a bird.

Habitat:

Although sighted in a garden, these butterflies are more commonly seen in deeper in the fir and hemlock forests on both sides of the north Oregon coast range.

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Scappoose, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jul 11, 2010
Submitted on Jul 23, 2012

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