Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus (Cramer, 1777)

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The attractive Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus), with its bold black-and-white striping, is unique among Maryland swallowtails. In Maryland, this species flies in several broods, from mid-April, early July, and again in early September (Butterflies of Maryland: A Biological Summary and Checklist by Lynn Davidson & Richard Smith). Common throughout most of Maryland. Very localized on the southern Eastern Shore where Pawpaw becomes less common.

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The host plant for Zebra Swallowtail is Pawpaw (Asimina triloba).

There are 233 records in the project database.

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Zebra Swallowtail on Common Milkweed at Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Talbot Co., Maryland (7/4/2005). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Washington Co., Maryland (6/29/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/19/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/17/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A pair of mating Zebra Swallowtails in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/13/2016). Photo by Max Wilson. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail nectaring on White Clover in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/16/2007). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/14/2014). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Howard Co., Maryland (7/6/2012). Photo by Mike Lathroum. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/27/2014). Photo by Eli Anders. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail on Indian Hemp in Howard Co., Maryland (6/20/2014). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Wicomico Co., Maryland (8/14/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/1/2005). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/13/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail larva in Harford Co., Maryland (8/17/2016). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail larva in Washington Co., Maryland (7/5/2016). Photo by Derek Hudgins. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail egg on Pawpaw in Harford Co., Maryland (8/6/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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