Palamedes Swallowtail

misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)July 7, 2006

This palamedes was enjoying some Mexican/tropical/scarlet milkweed, whatever you call it -


MissSherry

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arlan36567(z9 AL)

Very nice picture, MissSherry! I look forward to having more of this plant in my garden....and I'd take more of the Palamedes too! - Arlan

    Bookmark   July 8, 2006 at 9:54PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Thanks, Arlan!
I love those palamedes swallowtails myself! They use redbay/persea borbonia and swamp bay/persea palustris as host plants around here. I'm sure those are the two they use over in lower Alabama!
MissSherry

    Bookmark   July 8, 2006 at 11:11PM
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tdogmom(9)

Oooh, MissSherry! Gorgeous, just gorgeous. Now, do you find that they are much larger than the Black Swallowtail? (wingspan) or about the same? Just curious...

    Bookmark   July 15, 2006 at 11:02AM
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mboston_gw

I have never seen one around here although they are supposed to be here. I have a Redbay that my Spicebush sometimes use but they seem to prefer the Camphor. Wish I could draw them in my yard

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 12:58PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Coincidentally, I found a pretty good size palamedes cat on a little swamp bay/persea palustris that's growing in front of my house. I haven't seen as many palamedes swallowtails this year as I usually do - maybe it'll help out if I raise some cats myself.
MissSherry

    Bookmark   August 6, 2006 at 5:54PM
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fighting8r(10 Fort Myers Florida)

Since my son joined cub scouts I've been seeing my first Palamedes. We saw them in Feburary when camping in the Big Cypress and then we saw them last weekend at Camp Miles, which is near Punta Gorda. So they seem to like wooded wetland areas. (I wasnt even sure which one it was just knew it was not a BST or GST.) We never see them "in the city" though here in Fort Myers. They really are pretty. Love the body stripes!

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kelly

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