Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order LEPIDOPTERA

Family PAPILIONIDAE

(Swallowtails)

(Table of Species)

The Swallowtails (35 NA spp, 3MN spp+) are a favorite among collectors.  The Tiger Swallowtail, Pterourus glaucus (Prunus+) is fairly common at Cedar Creek.  Occasional Black Morph females are encountered.  The Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes-asterius (Umbelliferae) is present but relatively uncommon.  Caterpillars of this species have been noted on Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata).  (The Giant Swallowtail, Heraclides cresphontes occurs in SE Minn; and the Canadian form of P. glaucus canadensis occurs in northern Minn.)


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