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Western Tiger Swallowtail

Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus), photo Christian Gronau Papilio rutulus, the Western Tiger Swallowtail, is a swallowtail butterfly belonging to the Papilionidae family. It is a member of the genus Papilio, of which Papilio appalachiensis and Papilio xuthus are also members. This Western Tiger Swallowtail was spotted by Christian Gronau, July 2, 2018, in the Southpoint area on Cortes Island, a damaged individual, nectaring on Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria). […]

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