Where are the Giants?
I live in North Texas. by this time last year I was seeing lots of Giant Swallowtails, and had released a bunch myself. With last year's drought and record heat, I did not see any Giants in the mid to late summer and consequently had none to overwinter, whereas the year before I had about 20 overwinter. There are TONS of other butterflies - red admirals, emperors, frits, lots of mourning cloaks even, but no swallowtails to be seen. What gives??