Papilionidae: Swallowtails

Subfamily Papilioninae — Swallowtails

Link Butterfly and host plant
link to Pontia beckerii page Battus philenor philenor - Pipevine Swallowtail
Pipevine (Aristolochia spp. ) inc. watsonii
link to Pontia beckerii page
Papilio machaon bairdii - Baird's Swallowtail
Wild tarragon (Artemisia dracunculoides)
link to Papilio polyxenes coloro page Papilio polyxenes coloro - 'Desert' Black Swallowtail
Usually Turpentine Broom (Thamnosma montana)
link to Papilio zelicaon page Papilio zelicaon - Anise Swallowtail
Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Parsley, Dill
link to Papilio indra phyllisae page Papilio indra phyllisae - 'Phyllis's' Indra Swallowtail
Tauschia parishii
link to Papilio indra pergamus page Papilio indra pergamus - 'Edward's' Indra Swallowtail
Tauschia arguta, T. parishii, Lomatium lucidum
no photos yet Papilio indra fordi - 'Ford's' Indra Swallowtail
Cymopterus panamintensis; TL is Granite Mtns. near Apple Valley
no photos yet Papilio indra martini - 'Martin's' Indra Swallowtail
Lomatium parryi; Mojave Preserve
no photos yet Papilio indra pygmaeus - Pygmy Indra Swallowtail
Cymopterus plants; Dead Mtns.
Link to Heraclides rumiko page Papilio/Heraclides rumiko - Western Giant Swallowtail
Citrus, such as tender leaves on Lemon and Orange trees. Cresphontes egg on Orange tree.
Link to Papilio rutulus page Papilio rutulus rutulus - Western Tiger Swallowtail
Several trees, but esp. Sycamores locally
Link to Papilio eurymedon page Papilio eurymedon - Pale Swallowtail
Ceanothus and others.
link to Papilio multicaudata page Papilio multicaudata - Two-Tailed Swallowtail
Chokecherry, Ash trees
Parnassius clodius nr baldur - Ken Davenport says only two sightings in Kern Co.
Papilio eurymedon - Ken has an undescribed Coast Ranges segregate that is "more yellowish or cream colored."

©Dennis Walker