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A large tiger swallowtail that often glides with its wings in a "V."


Woodlands, especially along canyons and ravines with streams.  Occurs in suburbia, but less frequent there than Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

Flight Period


Caterpillar Foodplants

Cherries (Prunus), ashes (Fraxinus) and other trees.

Scientific Information

Scientific Name - Papilio multicaudata