Attributes of Papilio eurymedon

Pale Swallowtail
Papilio eurymedon Lucas, 1852

Family: Papilionidae
Subfamily: Papilioninae
Identification: Upper surface of wings creamy white with black stripes. Front wing is narrow and pointed; tail of hindwing is long, slender and twisted.
Wing Span: 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 inches (6.4 - 9 cm).
Life History: Males perch and patrol for receptive females. Females lay eggs singly on host plant leaves. Caterpillars feed on leaves and rest on silken mats in shelters of curled leaves. Pupae hibernate.
Flight: One flight from April-July, many flights in southern California from March-August.
Caterpillar Hosts: Trees and shrubs in the Rosaceae, Rhamnaceae and Betulaceae families including cherry (Prunus emarginata), coffee-berry (Rhamnus californica), and ash (Fraxinus spp.).
Adult Food: Flower nectar including California buckeye, yerba santa, and wallflower.
Habitat: Foothills, open woodlands, chaparral, streamsides.
Range: British Columbia east to Montana, south to New Mexico. California and Baja California.
Conservation: Not usually required.
NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
Management Needs: None noted.
Taxonomy Notes:

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June 21, 2014 alissajess Yakima County, Washington, United States June 22, 2014 Details
June 06, 2014 Varn Jefferson County, Washington, United States June 15, 2014 Details
May 15, 2014 HazardousJJ Santa Clara County, California, United States June 14, 2014 Details
May 18, 2014 Bixia Alameda County, California, United States June 03, 2014 Details
June 01, 2014 jbk51691 Chelan County, Washington, United States June 03, 2014 Details
May 29, 2014 sseagrave Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States May 30, 2014 Details
May 21, 2014 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States May 27, 2014 Details
May 21, 2014 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States May 27, 2014 Details
May 26, 2014 darimages Ventura County, California, United States May 27, 2014 Details
April 08, 2014 Bixia Calaveras County, California, United States May 12, 2014 Details
June 16, 2013 Frederike Hofstra Grand County, Colorado, United States February 24, 2014 Details
June 15, 2013 diwalks2 Riverside County, California, United States January 28, 2014 Details
March 27, 2012 Twitcherette San Diego County, California, United States December 17, 2013 Details
July 20, 2010 Robert Gorman San Diego County, California, United States November 27, 2013 Details
April 17, 2012 Robert Gorman San Diego County, California, United States November 22, 2013 Details
April 09, 2012 Robert Gorman San Diego County, California, United States November 22, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 jamesheintz1 Whatcom County, Washington, United States September 14, 2013 Details
July 11, 2013 JOHN-JOHN Mason County, Washington, United States August 12, 2013 Details
July 03, 2011 randimal Okanogan County, Washington, United States August 02, 2013 Details
July 16, 2013 kdg54ca7775 British Columbia, Canada July 20, 2013 Details
July 05, 2011 WestCoastLady Missoula County, Montana, United States July 11, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 sagebird52 Albany County, Wyoming, United States July 11, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 Judith Hadley British Columbia, Canada June 27, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 Judith Hadley British Columbia, Canada June 27, 2013 Details
June 22, 2013 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States June 25, 2013 Details
April 11, 2013 MAKI Los Angeles County, California, United States May 04, 2013 Details
June 11, 2011 snowcat Chelan County, Washington, United States March 19, 2013 Details
May 20, 2012 Ethan Hall Cache County, Utah, United States December 20, 2012 Details
June 07, 2012 blake001@sympatico.ca Yellowstone National Park County, Wyoming, United States December 14, 2012 Details
July 15, 1981 legacy.reporter (George T. Austin) White Pine County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
June 11, 1997 legacy.reporter (Ray Stanford) Lyon County, Nevada, United States December 01, 2012 Details
July 17, 2012 Turpinator British Columbia, Canada October 20, 2012 Details
October 07, 2011 Beth Eiva Lane County, Oregon, United States October 10, 2012 Details
June 19, 2012 SteveHarbula Boulder County, Colorado, United States July 21, 2012 Details
July 14, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States July 17, 2012 Details
July 02, 2012 evilrobot42 Santa Clara County, California, United States July 15, 2012 Details
June 10, 2012 jrchris.pics Island County, Washington, United States July 13, 2012 Details
July 01, 2012 Eric Sandbo Kittitas County, Washington, United States July 07, 2012 Details
July 01, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States July 02, 2012 Details
June 16, 2012 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States June 18, 2012 Details
June 10, 2012 Jonathan Marin County, California, United States June 13, 2012 Details
June 11, 2012 Rich Schager Mason County, Washington, United States June 12, 2012 Details
May 19, 2012 Julie Gibson British Columbia, Canada May 26, 2012 Details
May 25, 2012 kgunther Lewis County, Washington, United States May 25, 2012 Details
June 15, 2008 hjbarkey9 Routt County, Colorado, United States May 14, 2012 Details
April 28, 2012 Stephen S. Rudzinski Monterey County, California, United States May 01, 2012 Details
July 18, 2011 Josiah Gilbert Benton County, Oregon, United States March 09, 2012 Details
April 18, 2011 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States February 20, 2012 Details
May 23, 2011 AJBrumble Valley County, Idaho, United States January 31, 2012 Details
July 02, 2011 js97032@yahoo.com Linn County, Oregon, United States January 23, 2012 Details