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Tiger Swallowtail - imago - Thatcham - 24-May-09 (2) {REARED}

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Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio glaucus
pa-PILL-ee-oh
GLOR-cuss
Number: 56.0031
B&F No.: 1539a
Family:Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802)
Subfamily:Papilioninae (Latreille, 1802)
Tribe:Papilionini (Latreille, 1802)
Genus:Papilio (Linnaeus, 1758)
Subgenus: 
Species:glaucus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Adventive
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  Introduction  

A single specimen was captured by a boy at Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland in late September (or early October) 1932 and is believed to have been accidentally imported from North America.

Papilio glaucus Historic Specimens

This species was first defined in Linnaeus (1758) as shown here (type locality: America).


Tiger Swallowtail - imago - Thatcham - 24-May-09 (2) {REARED}
Male
Photo © Pete Eeles
Tiger Swallowtail - imago - Thatcham - 24-May-09 (1) {REARED}
Male Underside
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Female
Female Underside

  Phenology  

Description to be completed

  Habitat  

Description to be completed

  Larval Foodplants  

Description to be completed

  Nectar Sources  

Description to be completed

  Imago  

Description to be completed.

Papilio glaucus Historic Specimens

Tiger Swallowtail - imago - Thatcham - 19-Jun-09 (1) {REARED}
Photo © Pete Eeles
19-Jun-2009
Tiger Swallowtail - imago - Thatcham - 24-May-09 (1) {REARED}
Photo © Pete Eeles
24-May-2009
Tiger Swallowtail - imago - Thatcham - 24-May-09 (2) {REARED}
Photo © Pete Eeles
24-May-2009

  Aberrations  

Description to be completed.

  Ovum  

Description to be completed.

  Larva  

Description to be completed.


Tiger Swallowtail - larva - Thatcham - 02-Aug-08 (3) {REARED}
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02-Aug-2008
Tiger Swallowtail - larva - Thatcham - 02-Jul-08 (1) {REARED}
Photo © Pete Eeles
02-Jul-2008
Tiger Swallowtail - larva - Thatcham - 15-Jul-08 (1) {REARED}
Photo © Pete Eeles
15-Jul-2008
Tiger Swallowtail - larva - Thatcham - 15-Jul-08 (2) {REARED}
Photo © Pete Eeles
15-Jul-2008
Tiger Swallowtail - larva - Thatcham - 22-Aug-08 (1) {REARED}
Photo © Pete Eeles
22-Aug-2008

  Pupa  

Description to be completed.


Tiger Swallowtail - pupa - Thatcham - 22-Aug-08 (1) {REARED}
Photo © Pete Eeles
22-Aug-2008

  Similar Species  

No similar species found.

  Videos  

Video © BlackOwlOutdoors
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly [Papilio glaucus]
Video © NewEnglandgardening
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

  Sites  

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  Conservation Status  

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

  Links  

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  References  

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Latreille (1802) Latreille, P.A. (1802) Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière, des Crustacés et des Insectes.
Linnaeus (1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758) Systema Naturae. Edition 10.

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