Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.




Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (3.6–6.5") Common/Abundant: E-May, Aug Fields & gardens Joe-Pye weed, thistles Tulip popular & wild cherry
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (male)

Male
April 9, 2012
Lake Elkhorn
Allen Lewis

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (male)

Male
April 19, 2010
Wincopin Trails
Richard Orr

The blue has to be all across the upperside hindwing in the submarginal band to be a female.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (male)

Male
April 30, 2009
Triadelphia Reservoir
June Tveekrem

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (male)

Male
May 25, 2012
Long Corner
Annette Allor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (male)

Male
September 1, 2012
Elkhorn Garden Plots
Richard Orr

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female)

Female (yellow form)
April 20, 2012
Wincopin Trail
Annette Allor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female)

Female (yellow form)
June 15, 2012
Mount Pleasant
Annette Allor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female)

Female (dark form)
Ellicott City
July 2, 2012
Kathy Litzinger

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female)

Female (dark form)
Wincopin Trail
July 18, 2010
Jo Solem

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female)

Female (dark form)
Robinson Nature Center
July 19, 2013
Annette Allor

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (female)

Female (dark form)
Mount Pleasant
July 15, 2012
Annette Allor

Swallowtails puddling

September 22, 2011
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails "puddling" to absorb minerals. (Any of the swallowtails may do this.)

Swallowtails puddling

Caterpillar
August 17, 2015
Hammond Village
Jo Solem

Swallowtails puddling

Caterpillar
August 30, 2013
David Force WMA
Bonnie Ott

Swallowtails puddling

Caterpillar
October 12, 2010
Ellicott City
Bonnie Ott