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Pale swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon)        Images © Mark A. Chappell

The pale swallowtail (or pallid swallowtail) is fairly common in much of western North America.   Its larger and more colorful -- but otherwise quite similar -- relative, the western tiger swallowtail (P. rutulus) is found in many of the same areas.   The photos were taken at the Black Mountain fire lookout in the San Jacinto Mountains of southern California.

  • Canon 7D2 or 5D4; 800 mm IS lens plus extension tube or 100-400 IS zoom lens, fill-in flash (2016, 2017)