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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August 03, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States August 04, 2016 Details
June 21, 2016 sarabseth Alameda County, California, United States July 31, 2016 Details
June 08, 2016 ncrosbyrd Los Angeles County, California, United States July 21, 2016 Details
June 11, 2016 ncrosbyrd Tulare County, California, United States July 21, 2016 Details
June 19, 2016 ncrosbyrd Sierra County, California, United States July 21, 2016 Details
June 03, 2016 kdg54ca7775 British Columbia, Canada July 19, 2016 Details
June 17, 2016 bobscafe British Columbia, Canada July 19, 2016 Details
June 22, 2016 Jwilliamspdx British Columbia, Canada July 19, 2016 Details
July 13, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States July 18, 2016 Details
June 25, 2016 Robear Plumas County, California, United States July 06, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 altairpilot Kittitas County, Washington, United States July 05, 2016 Details
July 02, 2016 altairpilot Kittitas County, Washington, United States July 05, 2016 Details
June 25, 2016 altairpilot Kittitas County, Washington, United States June 26, 2016 Details
June 22, 2016 kiwican British Columbia, Canada June 23, 2016 Details
June 17, 2016 altairpilot King County, Washington, United States June 23, 2016 Details
June 12, 2016 pdxgene711 Linn County, Oregon, United States June 17, 2016 Details
May 18, 2016 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States June 11, 2016 Details
June 07, 2016 4oclockwatch Jackson County, Oregon, United States June 08, 2016 Details
June 06, 2016 gbthompson Klickitat County, Washington, United States June 07, 2016 Details
May 14, 2016 vicartu British Columbia, Canada June 01, 2016 Details
July 05, 2014 PDunwiddie Kittitas County, Washington, United States May 31, 2016 Details
May 29, 2016 PONYRCR Los Angeles County, California, United States May 30, 2016 Details
May 26, 2016 RichHubie Mendocino County, California, United States May 28, 2016 Details
May 27, 2016 ezeemonee Ventura County, California, United States May 28, 2016 Details
May 14, 2016 Sue Orlowski Lincoln County, Washington, United States May 24, 2016 Details
May 03, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States May 19, 2016 Details
May 04, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States May 19, 2016 Details
May 14, 2016 StephClark87 Lincoln County, Montana, United States May 16, 2016 Details
April 22, 2016 Sue Orlowski Spokane County, Washington, United States April 30, 2016 Details
February 26, 2016 MAKI Ventura County, California, United States March 02, 2016 Details
May 30, 2015 4oclockwatch San Juan County, Washington, United States February 25, 2016 Details
June 02, 2012 Robert Gorman Orange County, California, United States February 09, 2016 Details
May 30, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 24, 2015 Details
June 23, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 24, 2015 Details
March 19, 2015 Josiah Gilbert San Luis Obispo County, California, United States December 17, 2015 Details
July 31, 2015 jpolliard Adams County, Colorado, United States November 13, 2015 Details
May 07, 2015 shsater Bonner County, Idaho, United States July 27, 2015 Details
May 15, 2015 carlysummer Adams County, Idaho, United States July 27, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 SkrentnyJeff Flathead County, Montana, United States July 16, 2015 Details
July 07, 2015 pdxgene711 Clackamas County, Oregon, United States July 08, 2015 Details
June 28, 2015 Selwyn Quan Santa Clara County, California, United States July 02, 2015 Details
May 28, 2015 Sue Orlowski Contra Costa County, California, United States July 01, 2015 Details
June 04, 2015 Leslie Warren Missoula County, Montana, United States June 28, 2015 Details
April 16, 2015 Richard1948 Monterey County, California, United States June 28, 2015 Details
June 11, 2015 ezeemonee Santa Clara County, California, United States June 13, 2015 Details
May 26, 2015 bluecap Lincoln County, Montana, United States June 10, 2015 Details
June 04, 2015 pdxgene711 Linn County, Oregon, United States June 09, 2015 Details
May 25, 2015 Bixia Calaveras County, California, United States June 08, 2015 Details
June 07, 2015 Linda Fink Yamhill County, Oregon, United States June 08, 2015 Details
May 14, 2015 herobiscuit British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2015 Details