Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis)
Male - Luskville, QC 2015/06/04
Algonquin Provincial Park, ON 2012/05/19
Kirk Cove, ON 2017/06/03
Female - Eardley, QC 2011/06/16
Member of Family: Papilionidae
French common name: Papillon tigré du Canada
This is the more northerly of our Tiger Swallowtail species. It shares its range with the Midsummer Tiger in Central and Eastern Ontario. In Northern Ontario however, only the Canadian Tiger is found.
To see where this butterfly has been reported, visit: The Ontario Butterfly Atlas Online
For further info on this species, visit the Butterflies of Canada ( en français ) but for more information about recent research on the taxonomy of the Tiger Swallowtail group in Ontario, visit this summary page on the TEA website.