Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus (Cramer, 1777)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Papilionidae   >   Genus Eurytides   

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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 681 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)

Zebra Swallowtail in Talbot Co., Maryland (7/5/2011). (c) Mandy L. Smith, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mandy L. Smith via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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

Zebra Swallowtail in Charles Co., Maryland (7/28/2021). (c) Jim, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Harford Co., Maryland (6/21/2019). Photo by Richard Crook. (MBP list)

Zebra Swallowtail in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/14/2021). (c) Scot Magnotta, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Scot Magnotta via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Kent Co., Maryland (7/22/2019). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (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 Caroline Co., Maryland (7/27/2014). Photo by Eli Anders. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/29/2018). Photo by Bill Cecil. (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 collected in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/23/1996). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail caterpillar in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/6/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail (left) with Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (right) in Washington Co., Maryland (5/17/2014). Photo by Linda Lewis. (MBP list)

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

Zebra Swallowtail in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/25/2021). (c) jraiford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jraiford via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Zebra Swallowtail in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/26/2020). (c) lauriedkr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by lauriedkr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Zebra Swallowtail in Calvert Co., Maryland (4/27/2013). (c) botanygirl, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by botanygirl via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Zebra Swallowtail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/26/2013). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Zebra Swallowtail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/22/2015). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Zebra Swallowtail in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/16/2014). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Zebra Swallowtail in Charles Co., Maryland (6/15/2014). (c) treichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

A Zebra Swallowtail caterpillar in Charles Co., Maryland (9/21/2018). Photo by Jane Chandler. (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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