Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ( Papilio glaucus )

Rocky Point Provincial Park, ON 2016/08/06

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ( Papilio glaucus )

Male - James N Allan Provincial Park, ON 2016/08/01

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ( Papilio glaucus )

Black form Female - Green Ridge State Forest, MD 2015/05/05

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ( Papilio glaucus )

Female - Port Colborne, ON 2016/08/02

Member of Family: Papilionidae

French common name: Papillon tigré de l'Est

This southern species does not range beyond Southern Ontario. The Midsummer Tiger overlaps this range, as well as that of the more northerly Canadian Tiger Swallowtail. The black form of the female shown at bottom left is fairly rare in Ontario, and so far, I have only seen it in the US.

To see where this butterfly has been reported, visit: The Ontario Butterfly Atlas Online

For further info on this species, visit the Butterflies of Canada ( en français )