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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio canadensis

Description:

green caterpillar

Habitat:

woodpile/ harbour town

Notes:

stuck out an orange antenna as a scare tactic

1 Species ID Suggestions

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 8 years ago
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio canadensis Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio canadensis - BugGuide.Net


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4 Comments

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 8 years ago

Please know that BOTH Eastern (Papilio glaucus, widespread) and Canadian (P. canadensis, much less so) Tiger Swallowtails are reported for Ontario and potentially occur in Port Stanley . . .
http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/check...

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 8 years ago

No problem Candice. Thanks for the great caterpillar shots. Its always good to put my ID skills into practice. Beautiful spottings.

CandiceB
CandiceB 8 years ago

Thanks so much bee.jacbs! Yes it looks a lot like the canadian tiger swallowtail, thanks for the I.D :)

bee.jacbs
bee.jacbs 8 years ago

Hi Candice. Great caterpillar, and I love all the angles you were able to get. The other species this could be is the Easter Tiger Swallowtail. The ID book I have says that the two are indistinguishable as mature larvae. I'm guessing based on your location that it is more likely to be the Canadian Tiger which replaces the Easter Tiger in the north. Keep up the great spottings!

CandiceB
Spotted by
CandiceB

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Aug 31, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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