Zebra Swallowtail

White butterfly with black stripes
December 24, 2009
Just wanted you to confirm that this is a zebra swallowtail. If it isn’t please identify it for me. It sure likes my G.G. Gerbing Azaleas.
Thanks. Leslie
Saing Francisville, LA

Zebra Swallowtail
Zebra Swallowtail

Hi Leslie,
This is a Zebra Swallowtail, Eurytides marcellus, which is well represented on BugGuide.  It is the only species in the genus found in the U.S., with the exception of the darker Dark Kite Swallowtail, Eurytides philolaus, which rarely flies in Southern Texas.

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