Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
|These large and beautiful butterflies have been unusually abundant throughout the Anchorage area this summer (2002). This one was found at the Flattop Mountain trailhead at about 2000' elevation, but is frequently seen at lower elevations. They are usually found in or near deciduous or mixed forests. They overwinter in the chrysalis. They range across much of Canada, Alaska, and several other northern states of the US. Adults nectar on a wide variety of flowers.|
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