Pale Swallowtail in our garden, representing roughly 10-20% of the aggregate Pale and Western Tiger Swallowtails that feed there.
Pale swallowtail, Canyon of the Ancients visitor center
Pale yellow butterfly with black stripes and blue spots on hind wings.
(Rancho San Antonio, Vista Point area)
The Pale Swallowtail or Pallid Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon) is a relatively common swallowtail butterfly found throughout much of the western United States. It is found on the Pacific coast from northern Baja California to southernmost British Columbia and inland to New Mexico and the Black Hills of South Dakota. It is present from the coast to western Montana and Wyoming to northern New Mexico. It is absent from most of Nevada and western Utah. It prefers...