Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Papilio canadensis

Genus Papilio
Subfamily Swallowtails
Family Swallowtails
All Massachusetts Species


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Occurrence   Primarily northwestern Massachusetts
Abundance Common
Flight Period Early May to mid July
Notes Poorly understood but most 'tigers' at lilac time may well be this species
Overwintering Pupa
More info Butterflies of Massachusetts Website

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 5/28/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo © Marj Rines - 7/5/2001

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo by Tom Murray - 5/18/2004
Oxbow NWR, Harvard

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 6/13/2003
Pittsburg, NH

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo by Tom Murray - 8/16/2005
Pittsburg, NH

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo by Tom Murray - 8/16/2005
Pittsburg, NH

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo by Frank Model - 6/21/2006
Pittsburg, NH
Aberrant

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo by Frank Model - 6/1/2006
Tom's Swamp, Petersham

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo by Frank Model - 6/21/2006
Pittsburg, NH
Puddling

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo by Frank Model - 5/26/2006
Tom's Swamp, Petersham

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo © Ron Nuehring - 5/31/2006
Tom's Swamp, Petersham

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo by Bill Bouton - 6/1/2006
Tom's Swamp, Petersham
I'll cover your back; you cover mine.

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo © Dale Rhoda - 6/1/2006
Tom's Swamp, Petersham

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail   - Papilio canadensis

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail  

Photo © Dale Rhoda - 6/1/2006
Tom's Swamp, Petersham

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