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Papilio rutulus

Common name: Western Tiger Swallowtail

Feeds on these plants:

Abelia x grandiflora

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Confetti’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Edward Goucher’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sherwoodii’

Abelia x grandiflora ‘Sunrise’

Aesculus californica

Agapanthus africanus

Agapanthus campanulatus

Agapanthus hybrid
(sold as Van's White)

Agapanthus inapertus

Agapanthus praecox

Agapanthus ‘Queen Anne’

Agapanthus ‘Streamline’

Aquilegia alpina

Aquilegia caerulea

Aquilegia canadensis

Aquilegia chrysantha

Aquilegia flabellata

Aquilegia formosa

Aquilegia hybrid

Aquilegia longissima

Aquilegia olympica

Aquilegia shockleyi

Aquilegia vulgaris

Asclepias angustifolia

Asclepias asperula

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Deep Red)

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Gold)

Asclepias fascicularis

Asclepias hallii

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias perennis

Asclepias purpurascens

Asclepias quadrifolia

Asclepias speciosa

Asclepias subulata

Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias viridiflora

Bougainvilla species

Buddleja alternifolia

Buddleja colvilei

Buddleja crispa

Buddleja davidii

Buddleja davidii ‘Harlequin’

Buddleja davidii ‘Pink Delight’

Buddleja davidii
(sold as dwarf)

Buddleja lindleyana

Buddleja marrubifolia

Buddleja saligna

Buddleja salviifolia

Buddleja weyeriana 'honeycomb'

Buddleja x pikei

Buddleja x weyeriana

Carduus acanthoides

Carduus nutans

Carduus pycnocephalus

Centranthus ruber

Cirsium altissimum
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium arvense
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium hilli
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium muticum
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium nuttalii
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium occidentale
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium species
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium vulgare
(sold as Thistle)

Daucus carota

Dianthus arenarius

Dianthus armeria

Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus carthusianorum

Dianthus caryophyllus
(sold as Cinnamon Red Hots)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus deltoides

Dianthus gratianopolitanus

Dianthus hybrid
(sold as Spangled Star)

Dianthus knappii

Dianthus plumarius

Dianthus ‘Pixie Star’

Dianthus ‘Tiny Rubies’

Dianthus
(sold as Raspberrry Parfait)

Dianthus
(sold as Telstar Crimson)

Dianthus
(sold as Telstar Purple)

Dianthus
(sold as x Raspberry Swirl)

Dichelostemma congestum

Digitalis grandiflora

Digitalis laevigata

Digitalis lanata

Digitalis lutea

Digitalis minor

Digitalis obscura

Digitalis parviflora

Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis thapsi

Digitalis x mertonensis

Digitalis
(sold as Foxy)

Dipsacus fullonum

Dipsacus imermis

Dipsacus species

Dipsacus sylvestris

Duranta erecta ‘Sapphire’

Duranta erecta
(sold as Variegata)

Duranta stenostachya

Echium candicans

Echium hybrid
(sold as Mr Happy)

Echium maculatum

Echium pininana

Echium plantagineum

Echium vulgare

Echium wildpretii

Eriogonum compositum

Ipomopsis aggregata

Lantana camara
(sold as Carlos)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Peach Sunrise)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Pink Dawn)

Lantana hirta

Lantana hybrid
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana involucrata

Lantana montevidensis

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Confetti)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Lavender Trailing)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as orange)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as white)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as yellow)

Lantana ‘Silver Mound’

Lilium formosanum

Limonium perezii

Limonium platyphyllum

Limonium sinuatum

Lobelia angulata

Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’

Lobelia dunni

Lobelia erinus
(sold as Blue Splash)

Lobelia hybrid ‘Compliment Deep Red’

Lobelia hybrid
(sold as Laguna Pink)

Lobelia laxiflora

Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia tupa

Lobelia x speciosa

Lobelia x speciosa
(sold as Fan Deep Red)

Malva assurgentiflora

Malva thuringiaca

Malva thuringiaca
(sold as Rosea)

Malva trimestris

Pelargonium cordifolium

Pelargonium graveolens

Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum
(sold as Caliente Deep Red)

Pelargonium peltatum
(sold as Global Pink Pearl)

Pelargonium quercifolium

Pelargonium sidoides

Pelargonium x domesticum

Pelargonium x hortorum

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Pink Fizz)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Regal Burgundy)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Rocky Mountain Light Salmon)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as White Splash)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Zonals)

Pelargonium
(sold as 11 Elegance)

Pelargonium
(sold as Peppermint Geranium)

Pelargonium
(sold as Stardom Series)

Penstemon ambiguus

Penstemon barbatus

Penstemon campanulatus

Penstemon eatonii

Penstemon fruticosus

Penstemon grandiflorus

Penstemon hartwegii

Penstemon heterophyllus

Penstemon hirsutus ‘Blue Spring’

Penstemon laevigatus ssp. digitalis ‘Husker's Red’

Penstemon palmeri

Penstemon parryi

Penstemon pinifolius

Penstemon pseudospectablis

Penstemon serrulatus

Penstemon spectabilis

Penstemon superbus

Penstemon ‘Andenken An Friedrich Hahn’

Penstemon ‘Bev Jensen’

Penstemon ‘Firebird’

Penstemon ‘Sour Grapes’

Penstemon ‘X Mexicali’
(sold as Miniature Bells)

Penstemon ‘X Mexicali’
(sold as Red Rocks)

Penstemon
(sold as Coral Bells)

Penstemon
(sold as Garnet)

Penstemon
(sold as Holly's White)

Penstemon
(sold as Ice Cream Strawberry & Cream)

Penstemon
(sold as Lavender Ruffles)

Penstemon
(sold as Raven)

Penstemon
(sold as Rosa Pena)

Penstemon
(sold as Scarlet Queen)

Penstemon
(sold as Wine Kissed)

Pentas species

Rubus armeniacus

Rubus fruticosus

Rubus idaeus

Rubus parviflorus

Rubus rolfei

Rubus ursinus

Rubus vitifolius ssp. ursinus

Rubus vitifolius

Salvia africana-lutea

Salvia apiana

Salvia ballotiflora

Salvia blepharophylla

Salvia brandegei

Salvia buchananii

Salvia cacaliifolia

Salvia canariensis

Salvia chamaedryoides

Salvia chiapensis

Salvia cleveladii, or clevelandii

Salvia clevelandii

Salvia coahuilensis

Salvia coccinea ‘Brenthurst’

Salvia coccinea ‘Lady In Red’

Salvia coccinea
(sold as May Night)

Salvia coccinea
(sold as Rose Queen)

Salvia coccinea
(sold as Select Rose)

Salvia coerulea

Salvia confertiflora

Salvia discolor

Salvia dolomitica

Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans
(sold as Golden Delicious)

Salvia farinacea

Salvia fruticosa

Salvia fulgens

Salvia gesneriiflora

Salvia glechomifolia

Salvia greggii

Salvia greggii ‘Navajo Bright Red’

Salvia greggii ‘Navajo White’

Salvia greggii ‘Sierra San Antonio’

Salvia greggii
(sold as watermelon Autumn Sage pink)

Salvia hians

Salvia hybrid

Salvia indica

Salvia involucrata
(sold as El Cielo)

Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’

Salvia leucophylla

Salvia longispicata

Salvia mellifera

Salvia mexicana

Salvia microphylla

Salvia microphylla ‘Hot Lips’

Salvia microphylla
(sold as Bezerkeley)

Salvia microphylla
(sold as Rosita)

Salvia microphylla
(sold as ucb pink)

Salvia munzii

Salvia nemorosa

Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Rose’

Salvia nemorosa
(sold as Viola Klose)

Salvia officinalis ssp. lavandulifolia

Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’

Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’

Salvia officinalis ‘Tricolor’

Salvia pachyphylla

Salvia patens

Salvia pozo blue

Salvia pratensis

Salvia regla

Salvia roemeriana

Salvia sclerea

Salvia sinaloensis

Salvia spathacea

Salvia species

Salvia splendens

Salvia splendens ‘Salsa Purple’

Salvia uliginosa

Salvia urica

Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’

Salvia viridis

Salvia wagneriana

Salvia x jamensis

Salvia x sylvestris

Salvia x sylvestris
(sold as Snowhill)

Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’

Salvia ‘Waverly’

Salvia
(sold as Blue Victory)

Salvia
(sold as Red Hot Sally)

Salvia
(sold as Salsa Purple)

Salvia
(sold as Verona)

Scabiosa caucasica

Scabiosa caucasica ‘Fama’

Scabiosa columbaria

Scabiosa ochroleuca

Scabiosa ‘Pink Mist’

Symphyotrichum chilense

Symphyotrichum dumosum

Symphyotrichum ericoides

Symphyotrichum henersonii

Symphyotrichum lateriflium

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Symphyotrichum praealtum

Symphyotrichum puniceum

Symphyotrichum spathulatum

Syringa pubescens ssp. microphylla

Syringa pubescens ssp. patula ‘Miss Kim’

Syringa vulgaris ‘Charles Joly’

Taraxacum officinale

Tithonia rotundifolia

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena hastata

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Quartz scarlet)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Red & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Tapien Pink)

Verbena lilacina

Verbena rigida 'polaris'

Verbena rigida polaris

Verbena rigida

Verbena stricta

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Cherry Red)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Light Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Pearl)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Raspberry)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec White Magic)

Verbena
(sold as Babylon Deep Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena
(sold as Tukana White)

Verbena
(sold as x hybrida Taylortown Red)

Papilio rutulus, the Western Tiger Swallowtail, can be found in WA,OR,ID,WY,CA,NV,UT,AZ,NM,TX,SD, and MO.
Favorite nectar plants include: Asclepias, Buddleja Carduus, Cirsium, Eriogonum, Lantana, Lilium, Lobelia, Pelargonium, Pentas, Rubus, Salvia, Taraxacum, Tithonia, and Verbena
USDA Growing Zones for these plants include: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

PD image courtesy of
Illustration Nature Study Publishing Company, Chicago