Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53782

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Papilionidae
Genus:Papilio
Genus species:Papilio canadensis

Animal Characteristics

Identification:The Canadian tiger swallowtail butterfly has yellow wings with wide black tiger stripes. It also has a wide black band along the inner margin of its hindwing. The butterfly has a yellow underwing with orange and black scaling.
Habitat:Open woodlands
Diet:Herbivore: nectar, pollen
Reproduction:Canadian tiger swallowtail butterflies go through one generation in one year. Adults emerge and mate from mid-May to July.
Canadian tiger swallowtail butterflies often gather at mud puddles.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Northern North America Date:1972-06 Subjects:insect
Canadian tiger swallowtail butterfly
Papilio