Papilio canadensis, the Canadian tiger swallowtail
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska (31 May 2011).
Day 01 of the 2011 Roadtrip from Alaska to Florida (Mile 0103 of 7221).
Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.
When you think of Alaskan wildlife, you probably think about bear and moose. That makes sense, of course, but let’s not forget about the little ones! This is a Canadian tiger swallowtail going about the business of life in the all-too-brief Alaskan summer season.