Zebra Swallowtail,  Eurytides marcellus  <LEP6>


     This species has the most pronounced tail of all North American swallowtails.  Black stripes alternate with creamy white bands, and a scarlet streak crosses the middle of the hindwing.  A pair of red spots, then two blue ones, lead down to the long tail.  This striking butterfly is found only where pawpaw grows as the larvae feed on this plant.