Here is an old photo of a cool Zebra Swallowtail. The wing shape has long tails. They are found in eastern North America- southeast Canada and eastern U.S. Zebra Swallowtails are dramatic flyers, at times called a Kite swallowtail. The caterpillars are green and the host plants are various pawpaws.
Pipevines are Swallowtails found in many southern parts of the United States and into Mexico. The underside of the Pipevine wing is blue with seven large orange spots. The caterpillar feeds mainly on Pipevine leaves, which makes them a poisonous caterpillar and adult. Through the process of evolution, female Tiger Swallowtails and Red Spotted Purple’s… Read More PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAIL
Palamedes Swallowtail butterflies have a distinguishing mark of a yellow postmedian band and yellow submarginal band on the underside of the black wing. Palamedes Swallowtails are found in swamplands and wet forest habitats in the southern Atlantic and Gulf Coast states of the U.S. The caterpillar is green and host plants are swampbay, redbay, and… Read More PALAMEDES BUTTERFLY
Giant Swallowtails have a distinct yellow band across their forewings, a yellow band along margins, with a long wingspan, up to four inches. Giant Swallowtails are common in the southern California, Arizona, Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Jamaica, and Cuba. They are distinct by their large size, from 3.9 to 6.3 inches (10-16 cm). Giant Swallowtails… Read More A LARGE SWALLOWTAIL