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Two-tailed Tiger-Swallowtail

Papilio multicaudata

Description:

The Two-tailed Swallowtail is a large swallowtail of western North America, one of several species that have yellow wings with black tiger striping. Each hindwing has several blue markings (top and bottom).

Habitat:

Host plants include: chokecherry, bitter cherry, Arizona rosewood, single-leaf ash, hoptree, and Arizona sycamore. In California it mostly uses California hoptree. Elsewhere in the West, it often uses green ash planted along city streets (in California, city habitats are usually occupied by Western Tiger Swallowtails rather than Two-tailed)

2 Species ID Suggestions

suzybousa
suzybousa 6 years ago
Two-tailed Tiger-Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudata Papilio multicaudata


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2 Comments

Scarletthdz
Scarletthdz 6 years ago

thanks!! :) I'll change it

Jellis
Jellis 6 years ago

Butterfly. Swallowtail

Scarletthdz
Spotted by
Scarletthdz

Puebla, Mexico

Spotted on Jul 3, 2014
Submitted on Jul 3, 2014

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