Species Page: Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Zebra Swallowtail

Eurytides marcellus (Cramer, 1777)

Family: Papilionidae

Status: Local resident, can be abundant when found.

NENHP Ranking: S3, Tier 2

Range: This species range is from southeastern United States north to Pennsylvania and west to Louisiana and eastern Nebraska. In Nebraska it can be found along the eastern edge of the state north to Cuming County.

Larval Hostplant(s): Paw Paw trees (Asimina triloba)

Broods/Flight Times: Triple brooded, adults from early May to late August.

Overwintering: As pupae.

Habitat: Found in woodland openings and borders where Paw Paws occur.

Avg. Wingspan: 2 1/2 – 4 inches

Found at: Indian Cave State Park, Fontenelle Forest, Rock Creek State Historical Park.

Similar Species: None