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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio glaucus

Notes:

Life History: Two broods in the north, three in the south. Males patrol for receptive females. Females lay eggs singly on host leaves. Caterpillars eat leaves and rest on silken mats on the upper surface of leaves. Chrysalids overwinter. Flight: 3 flights from February-November in Deep South; 2 flights from May-September in north. Caterpillar Hosts: Leaves of various plants including wild cherry (Prunus), sweetbay (Magnolia), basswood (Tilia), tulip tree (Liriodendron), birch (Betula), ash (Fraxinus), cottonwood (Populus), mountain ash (Sorbus), and willow (Salix). Adult Food: Nectar of flowers from a variety of plants including wild cherry and lilac (Syringa vulgaris). Milkweed (Asclepias) and Joe-Pye Weed [Eupatorium] are favorites in summer. Habitat: Deciduous broadleaf woods, forest edges, river valleys, parks, and suburbs. Range: Eastern North America from Ontario south to Gulf coast, west to Colorado plains and central Texas.

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Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2015
Submitted on Oct 12, 2016

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