Nature Notes

September 7, 2013


  1. Hello Harold,
    Is this butterfly also called Eastern Tiger Swallowtail?

    Comment by Joseph Hollick — September 7, 2013 @ 10:46 am

  2. I think you’re right Joe, that is probably the more correct name.

    Comment by Harold — September 7, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

  3. Not so Harold !! At least 6 species breed in ON and a couple of others occur as strays. The Black, Spicebush, Giant and Eastern Tiger occur in southern ON, while the Old World and Canadian Tiger are widespread. Your image appears to be the common widespread Canadian Tiger (Papilio canadensis). Just the facts, Mam, just the facts…..

    Comment by Gary Anweiler — September 7, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

  4. Thanks Gary and Joe. I’m going to have to shape up on my butterfly and moth IDs

    Comment by Harold — September 8, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

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