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

Striped Hairstreak Butterfly

Striped Hairstreak Butterfly

  • Butterfly: Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly (Hypaurotis crysalus)
  • Description: dark purple wings. broad black/dark border. orange spots on lower outer edge of each wing. hindwings have thin hair-like tail.
  • Wingspan: 1.25 to 1.5 inches
  • Flight Period: June-August
  • Nectar Sources: Gambrel oak, other oak trees
  • Host Plants: Oak trees (esp. Gambrel). Feed on tree sap and honeydew from insects

Striped Hairstreak Butterfly Photo Gallery

Striped Hairstreak Butterfly
Striped Hairstreak Butterfly

Striped Hairstreak Butterfly Nectar Sources: Plum Tree
Plum Tree


Blueberry
Striped Hairstreak Butterfly Nectar Sources: Blueberry
Blueberry


Ash Tree
Striped Hairstreak Butterfly Nectar Sources: Ash Tree
Ash Tree


Chokeberry
Striped Hairstreak Butterfly Nectar Sources: Chokeberry
Chokeberry

Striped Hairstreak Butterfly Host Plant: Oak Tree
Oak Tree

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

  • Butterfly: Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
  • Description: Yellow with black stripes. Blue and orange spots near the tail. Tails on hind wings.
  • Locations: urban parks, gardens, rural woodlands
  • Wingspan: 7-10 centimeters
  • Host Plants: Cottonwood Tree, Willow Tree, Aspen Tree (quaking aspen, trembling aspen, quakies)

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Photo Gallery

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant: Cottonwood Tree
Cottonwood Tree

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant: Willow Tree
Willow Tree

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant: Aspen Tree
Aspen Tree

Viceroy Butterfly

Viceroy Butterfly

  • Butterfly: Viceroy Butterfly (Limenitis archippus)
  • Description: Orange and black wings. Mimic of Monarch.
  • Locations: wooded areas, city parts, free spaces
  • Wingspan: 53-81 mm
  • Flight: Diurnal – late morning, early afternoon
  • Nectar Sources: Plum Tree, Cherry Tree
  • Host Plants: Willow Tree, Poplar Tree, Cottonwood Tree

Viceroy Butterfly Photo Gallery

Viceroy Butterfly
Viceroy Butterfly

Viceroy Butterfly Nectar Source : Plum Tree
Plum Tree

Viceroy Butterfly Nectar Source : Cherry Tree
Cherry Tree

Viceroy Butterfly Caterpillar
Viceroy Butterfly Caterpillar

Viceroy Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant : Willow Tree
Willow Tree

Viceroy Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant : Poplar Tree
Poplar Tree

Viceroy Butterfly Caterpillar Host Plant : Cottonwood Tree
Cottonwood Tree

Viceroy Butterfly Pupa
Viceroy Butterfly Pupa

Lorquin’s Admiral Butterfly

Lorquin's Admiral Butterfly
The Lorquin’s Admiral (Limenitis lorquini) is a butterfly from the Nymphalinae subfamily. The butterfly is named after Pierre Joseph Michel Lorquin, a French naturalist that came to California from France during the Gold Rush and made important discoveries on the natural history of the terrain. Lorquin’s Admiral Butterfly Physical description
The Lorquin’s Admiral has brown-black wings, each with a row of white spots across the wings and orange colored tips. Wingspan: 47 to 71 mm though females are generally larger than males. Lorquin’s Admiral Butterfly Habitat
The Lorquin’s Admiral can mostly be found across Upper Sonoran to the Canadian Zone, east to western Montana and Idaho. Known areas include southern British Columbia (including Vancouver Island, north of Emerald Lake), Cypress Hills in southwestern Saskatchewan as well as southwestern Alberta.The butterfly resides mostly in forest edges, mountain canyons, parks, streamsides, fencerows, orchards, and groves of cottonwood and poplar. Usually the butterflies feed on California buckeye, yerba santa, privet, bird droppings, and dung. It is extremely territorial and will attack any intruders to its habitat, including large birds. Lorquin’s Admiral Butterfly Larva
The Lorquin’s Admiral larva are usually yellow along with a patch of white on its back. They are laid near or on the tips of leaves. Common trees that the larva feed on include willow (Salix), poplar, wild cherry (Prunus), cottonwood (Populus), and an assortment of orchard trees including that of cherry, apple, and plum. Lorquin’s Admiral Butterfly Flight season
The Lorquin’s Admiral usually flies around April to October, though it depends on the region. Butterflies found in northern areas tend to fly once (usually between June and August) whereas southern butterflies (mainly in California) tend to fly multiple times. Lorquin’s Admiral Butterfly Similar species
* White Admiral (L. arthemis’)
* Weidemeyer’s Admiral (L. weidemeyerii)
* California Sister Butterfly (Adelpha bredowii californica)

Source: Wikipedia

     Lorquin’s Admiral Butterfly Food:
Buckeye Tree (California Buckeye)
Buckeye Tree
Yerba Santa
Yerba Santa
Privet, Bird Droppings, Dung

Lorquin’s Admiral Butterfly
: Buckeye Tree (California Buckeye), Yerba Santa, Privet, Bird Droppings, Dung.
Host Plants: Willow Tree, Poplar Tree, Apple Tree, Plum Tree, Cherry Tree, Cottonwood Tree, Willow Tree.
     Region 1: Oregon, Washington, Southern British Columbia.