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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio (Pterourus) glaucus)

  • BND: Tiger Swallowtail; Papilio (Pterourus) glaucus Linnaeus, 1758
  • BNA: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail; Papilio glaucus
  • Habitat: Deciduous woodlands near streams; rare except in SE ND
  • Larval food: Prunus, Fraxinus, Betula, Populus, Syringa
  • Adult flight: Two broods, early June & early August; map indicates counties for which second brood has been confirmed
  • References: Royer 63, Opler & Krizek 49, Scott 179
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