: The tiger swallowtail is a common butterfly, and the most common swallowtail butterfly in Ohio. The species can be found in all of Ohio's eighty-eight counties. It is a member of the Papilionidae (swallowtail) family and prefers to live in forested areas, although it also can be found in fields and urban yards, from March to September. This species has a wingspan of 3.6 to 6.5 inches ( 9.2 to 16.5 cm). In Ohio there are more than 150 species of butterflies. Twenty-seven different species of butterflies representing five families can be found in the Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook, including all seven species of butterflies that are listed as endangered in Ohio. Butterflies are a part of the order Lepidoptera (from the Greek words lepis, which means scale and pteron, which means wing). There are nearly 17,500 species of butterflies world-wide. Approximately 750 of these can be found in North America. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Plants and Animals; Butterflies; Insects; Papilionidae Places