Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly

  • Butterfly: Two-Tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)
  • Description: yellow wings, black tiger-stripes, blue markings on hind wings, eyespots
  • Locations: canyons, cities at lower elevations
  • Wingspan: 2.75 – 5.25 inches
  • Flight Period: late February – mid November
  • Host Plants: chokecherry, bitter cherry, Arizona rosewood, single-leaf ash, hoptree and Arizona Sycamore

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Photo Gallery

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly
Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Source: Plum Tree
Plum Tree

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar
Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Choke Cherry Tree
Choke Cherry Tree

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Hoptree
Hoptree

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Bitter Cherry Tree
Bitter Cherry

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Ash Tree (Single-leaf Ash)
Ash Tree

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Arizona Rosewood
Arizona Rosewood

Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Arizona Sycamore Tree
Arizona Sycamore Tree

Pale Swallowtail Butterfly

Pale Swallowtail Butterfly
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant:

  • Butterfly: Pale Swallowtail or Pallid Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon)
  • Description: white-cream or very pale yellow, red-orange patches just above the tail, tiger stripes. Caterpillars: green, yellow band, 2 “eye” spots
  • Locations: open woodlands, forest clearings, ponds, puddling parties
  • Wingspan: 3.5 to 4.5 inches
  • Nectar Sources: lilac
  • Host Plants: buckbrush, mountain balm, and mountain lilac, as well as red alder, ocean spray, bitter cherry, and serviceberry

Pale Swallowtail Butterfly Photo Gallery

Pale Swallowtail Butterfly
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly Nectar Sources: Lilac
Lilac

Pale Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant: Buckthorn (Mountain Lilac, Buckbrush)
Buckthorn
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant: Mountain Balm (Yerba Santa, Mountain Balm, Consumptive’s Weed, Bear Weed)
Mountain Balm
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant: Red Alder
Red Alder
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant: Oceanspray
Oceanspray
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant: Bitter Cherry
Bitter Cherry
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant: Servicecherry
Servicecherry