Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio glaucus (pa-PILL-ee-oh GLOR-cuss)

Tiger Swallowtail - imago - Thatcham - 24-May-09 (2) {REARED}
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56.0031

Family:PapilionidaeLatreille, 1802
Subfamily:PapilioninaeLatreille, 1802
Tribe:PapilioniniLatreille, 1802
Genus:PapilioLinnaeus, 1758
Subgenus:  
Species:glaucus(Linnaeus, 1758)

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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
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Tiger Swallowtail - imago - Thatcham - 24-May-09 (1) {REARED}

Male Underside
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Female

Female Underside

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History

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Papilio glaucus Historic Specimens

Tiger Swallowtail - imago - Thatcham - 19-Jun-09 (1) {REARED}

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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

Tiger Swallowtail - imago - Thatcham - 24-May-09 (3) {REARED}

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24-May-2009

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Ovum

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Larva

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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}

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02-Jul-2008

Tiger Swallowtail - larva - Thatcham - 15-Jul-08 (1) {REARED}

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15-Jul-2008

Tiger Swallowtail - larva - Thatcham - 15-Jul-08 (2) {REARED}

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15-Jul-2008

Tiger Swallowtail - larva - Thatcham - 22-Aug-08 (1) {REARED}

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22-Aug-2008

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Pupa

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Tiger Swallowtail - pupa - Thatcham - 22-Aug-08 (1) {REARED}

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22-Aug-2008

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Aberrations

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Similar Species

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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.