Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)
Family: Papilionidae (apollos, swallowtails, and birdwings)
Genus: Papilio (true swallowtails)
- P. g. canadensis - Canada to New England, USA: small, light-yellow, one brood
- P. g. glaucus - NE USA, USA: large, deep yellow, 2-3 broods
- P. g. australis - SE USA: larger, dark yellow Wingspan: 3.5-6.5 inches
Name: "These butterflies are called swallowtails because they have long 'tails' on their hindwings which look a bit like the long, pointed tails of swallows."
Nectar: Pink flowers of the shrub abelia.
Scientific Source: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/
Photo: Courtesy of Annette Jones