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Pale Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio eurymedon

The Pale Tiger Swallowtail can be in our California gardens from Spring into early Summer. The adults come to a variety of nectar rich flowers, and are often seen around Butterfly Bushes. The Pale Tiger Swallowtail caterpillars feed on plants in the rose family, ceanothus family and California Ash. Pale Tiger Swallowtail butterflies can often been found sipping water from damp sand on the edges of streams or ponds.

Pale Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio eurymedon

Top view of a Pale Tiger Swallowtail resting on a hedge. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.