Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio multicaudata)
Copyright: Bobbie Holder
This large yellow and black striped butterfly is truly a gift from nature. It has two tails and beautiful blue markings scaling across the hind wings. This butterfly is lovely and graceful, yet it is so rarely enjoyed up close and personal.
In 2001, the Two-tailed Swallowtail made its way into history; it officially became the State Butterfly of Arizona. If you live in the western part of the United States, this butterfly would be a wonderful addition to any garden.
See more photos below to help you identify the Two-tailed Swallowtail butterfly and caterpillar.
Two-tailed Swallowtail Photos, Facts, And Information
Copyright: Bud Hensley
Copyright: Beth Jones
Two-tailed Swallowtail Host and Nectar Plants
Host Plants for the Two-tailed Swallowtail: (What is this?)
Nectar Plants for the Two-tailed Swallowtail: (What is this?)
Lilac, Swamp Milkweed, Thistle, and more
Two-tailed Swallowtail Facts And Information
Butterfly Family: Swallowtails & Parnassians (Papilionidae)
Butterfly Subfamily: Swallowtail (Papilioninae)
Butterfly Wingspan: 3 1/2 in. to 5 in.
Butterfly Habitat: Foothill slopes and canyons, moist valleys
Two-tailed Swallowtail Flight Range Map
Note: Map represents approximate butterfly flight range.