Eastern tiger swallowtail

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Eastern tiger swallowtail

Eastern tiger swallowtail 
Papilio glaucus

Wing span: 
3 5/8 to 6 1/2  inches 

Caterpillar hosts plants: 
leaves of ash, Fraxinus; basswood, Tilia; birch, Betula; cottonwood, Populus; hornbeam, Carpinus; mountain ash, Sorbus; paw paw, Asimina; poplar,  Populus; sassafras, Sassafras; spicebush, Lindera; sweetbay, Magnolia; tulip tree, Liriodendron; wild cherry, Prunus; wild plum, Prunus; willow, Salix

Adult food: 

nectar of: butterfly bush BuddleiaI; honeysuckle, Lonicera; lilac, Syringa; milkweed, Asclepias; thistle, Cirsium; wild cherry, Prunus

Habitat: 
deciduous broadleaf woods, forest edges, parks, river valleys, suburbs 

Notes:  
females lay eggs singly, males patrol for females, verwinters as chrysalis, puddles

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