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Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) Foraging On Lavender Flowers

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A Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) feeding on nectar from Lavender flowers in a Fraser Valley garden. The adult Western Tiger Swallowtails are Nectarivores, feeding on nectar from flowers only. The immature caterpillars feed on plant leaves - mostly cottonwood and birch but including willows and wild cherry.
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A Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) feeding on nectar from Lavender flowers in a Fraser Valley garden.  The adult Western Tiger Swallowtails are Nectarivores, feeding on nectar from flowers only.  The immature caterpillars feed on plant leaves - mostly cottonwood and birch but including willows and wild cherry.