Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail

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Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail

Freshly emerged adult

Description: 33-47 mm. White with black stripes and long sword-like tails. There is a red spot at the bottom of the hind wing. The tails are shorter in the spring time adults and get loger with each passing generation through the year.

 

Habitat and Distribution: This species inhabits well-drained highlands pines and sandhill habitats where host plant grows throughout the Southeast United States. They fly from March throught October.

 

Host Plant: Pawpaw (Asimina sps)

 

Natural History: The host plant does not occur in the Keys. They could stray to the Keys from time to time from the mainland. They do not breed in the Keys

 

Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail

Freshly emerged adult

Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail larva eaten by spider
Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail

Freshly emerged adult

Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail pupa
Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail larva

Final Instar Larva

Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail larva

Final Instar Larva

Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail pupa

Chrysalis

Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail

Freshly emerged adult

Eurytides marcellus, Zebra Swallowtail

Freshly emerged adult

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