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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio (Pterourus) canadensis)

  • BND: Canadian Tiger Swallowtail; Papilio (Pterourus) canadensis Rothschild & Jordan, 1906
  • BNA: Canadian Tiger Swallowtail; Papilio canadensis
  • Habitat: Ash breaks, woodlands; often found on Apocynum, Hesperis blooms
  • Larval food: Populus, Salix, possibly also Prunus
  • Adult flight: One brood, early June
  • References: Royer 64, Layberry et al. 87, Opler & Krizek 49, Scott 179
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