The Two-tailed Swallowtail is typically 3.5 inches to 5.0 inches (90mm to 127mm) in size. The following descriptors identify this insect: yellow, black, blue, orange, four, tails, two, stripes, lines, smudge, tiger, flying, spotted, eyes.
This Butterfly can be found in the following North American states / territories:
Alaska; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Kansas; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Mexico; North Dakota; Oklahoma; Oregon; South Dakota; Texas; Utah;Washington; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia;Saskatchewan; Mexico.
*Please note that the states/territories listed above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Two-tailed Swallowtail. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.
Territorial Area Map (Visual Reference Guide)
The map below showcases (in blue) the states and territories of North America where the Two-tailed Swallowtail may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data can be useful in seeing concentrations of a particular species over the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some species are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America.