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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.

Plants that attract the Pale Tiger Swallowtail featured on this site:
Ceanothus Anchor Bay * Point Reyes California Lilac
Ceanothus Centennial * Centennial California Lilac
Ceanothus Concha * Concha California Lilac
Ceanothus crassifolius * Hoary Ceanothus
Ceanothus Dark Star * Dark Star California Lilac
Ceanothus Frosty Dawn * Frosty Dawn California Lilac
Ceanothus greggii * Desert Ceanothus
Ceanothus Gentian Plume * Gentian Plume California Lilac
Ceanothus hearstiorum * Hearst's California Lilac
Ceanothus Joan Mirov * Joan Mirov California Lilac
Ceanothus Joyce Coulter * Joyce Coulter California Lilac
Ceanothus megacarpus * Big Pod California Lilac
Ceanothus Point Sierra * Point Sierra California Lilac
Ceanothus Ray Hartman * Ray Hartman California Lilac
Ceanothus rigidus Sierra Snow * Monterey Ceanothus
Ceanothus Snow Flurry * Snow Flurry California Lilac
Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus * Jim Brush, Hairy Ceanothus
Ceanothus Tassajara Blue * Tassajara Blue California Lilac
Ceanothus Valley Violet * Valley Violet Maritime California Lilac
Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon * Wheeler Canyon California Lilac
Ceanothus Yankee Point * Yankee Point California Lilac
Rosa californica * California Wild Rose
Rosa minutifolia * Baja Rose, Littleleaf Rose