Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - (Papilio glaucus)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - (Papilio glaucus)

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is one of the most beautiful butterflies one can come across in the wild.




  Basic Characteristics  


Common Name: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Scientific Name: Papilio glaucus
Size / Span:3.1 inches to 5.5 inches (79mm to 140mm)

General Identifiers: yellow; black; orange; blue; brown; striped; large

  Taxonomy Breakdown  


Kingdom: Animalia
 Phylum: Arthropoda
  Class: Insecta
   Order: Lepidoptera
    Family: Papilionidae
     Genus: Papilio
      Species: glaucus


  Territorial Claims (North America)  


Alabama; Arkansas; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas;Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Mexico


*Note that the list above is a general indicator of territories inhabited by the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. Insects go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes and / or mating habits. If we've missed a territory where you've encountered this insect please let us know at butterflyidentification at gmail.com.