Monday, June 27, 2011

Black Swallowtails








Larval Host Plant ~ Wild and cultivated members of the Carrot Family including dill, fennel and parsley

Egg ~ yellow, laid singly on host leaves

Habitat ~ old fields, roadsides, pastures, suburban gardens

Abundance ~ occasional

13 comments:

Erin said...

Beautiful! They are very prolific in my yard, I always make sure to plant extra so there will be some left for me!

froggy said...

All my Butterfly Bushes expired over the winter!! Going to have to replace them as soon as we get the remains cleared out.

Big Shamu said...

My butterfly bushes are taking off, I have plenty of parsley for both me and butterflies.

The rabbits and squirrels however get NOTHING!!!

Dani said...

Erin, they are little eating machines!

Froggy, *wahhhhhhh* I can never get butterfly bushes to grow well for me.

Shamy, haven't had any trouble with cute little bunnies yet. But I know they're out there just waiting for a chance.

MakingSpace said...

That's breathtaking!!!

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Dearest Dani, these have to be some of my all-time favorite photos of yours! And that's saying a lot :)

Susan said...

Fabulous photos!

Granny Annie said...

From the title I expected to see a bird,not a butterfly. Amazing photos. The caterpillar is almost as beautiful as the butterfly. You got some great shots!

threecollie said...

Very nice! Even the caterpillars are pretty.

chickory said...

thats why when i find them on my parsley i throw them in the hedges. I know theres a butterfly coming! I have a lot of the tiger swallowtails and the little brown skippers. I love the little tiny blue ones too.

Kelly said...

So pretty. I never see them at my house despite my efforts at 'baiting' them.

Darla said...

Glad you are getting some butterflies in your garden. None on my dill or fennel yet.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

I haven't seen many this year. Mostly Sulfurs since I planted the cassia.