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Pale Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio eurymedon)

Pale Swallowtail Butterfly Coloration and Size

The Pale Swallowtail is a beautiful butterfly, black with white or creme colored stripes. Another western species that is quite similar is the Western Tiger Swallowtail.

The wingspan is in the 2 1/2" - 3 1/2" size. It is found in the western United States and in British Columbia.

The Pale Swallowtail utilizes a large variety of host plants, mostly trees, including ash, cherry and coffee-berrry.

Photos of Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies

Pale Swallowtail Butterfly
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly

Pale Swallowtail Butterfly
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly

Pale Swallowtail Butterfly
Pale Swallowtail Butterfly

 

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