Black Swallowtails have two forms, so they can vary in their appearance, but all have double row of yellowish spots across both sets of wings. The female yellow spots are smaller in size. They are found in grasslands, swamps, meadows, and gardens. The caterpillars are green with black stripes and orange spots. They feed on… Read More WESTERN BLACK SWALLOWTAIL
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