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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail discovered by Mardon (#1668)

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Sighting Info

Observed: September 7, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Posted on: September 7, 2013 @ 9:08 PM (diff: 0 days)
Comments:
4 cm in length. Found crawling on the ground. This species is green and starts turning into this brown colour when they are ready to pupate.

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By Marcel Roy on 9/9/2013 2:35:55 PM

Your caterpillar is a Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)

By Mardon on 9/9/2013 4:10:48 PM

Hi Marcel,  

Thank you for your feedback.  I'm sure you know a lot more about Newfoundland's many animal creatures than I do but I'm curious about your ID of Papilio rutulus versus my thought that it is Papilio canadensis.  Can you give me any insight into what shows this to be a Western Tiger Swallowtail rather than a Canadian Tiger Swallowtail?

Here's a Papilio canadensis image that to my eye looks just like mine:

Thanks again for your help and any insight you can give me on your ID.

Mardon

By Marcel Roy on 9/9/2013 4:59:48 PM

Actually, you are right. There are no Western Tiger Swallowtail in Newfoundland that I am aware of. 

By Mardon on 9/9/2013 7:53:07 PM

Thanks again for commenting.  I can use all the help I can get on the ID side of things.  The only reason I knew this one is that I had found that image on BugGuide.net (the one I referenced above).  That was just a lucky break. :)

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