Blacktail Swallowtails, 16 of them

minrose(4Mn)July 20, 2011

I planted dill and fennel in hopes to get Blacktail swallowtail catepillars and to my surprise and delight, discovered I had 16 of them on my dill! I put them in two pails with some of the dill, as I saw wasp flying around them. I hope they did not get parasited already. Anyways, I am afraid I might not have enough food for them, do they eat other things other than dill, fennel or carrot tops?

I am going to check out different greenhouses on my lunch hour today and hopefully buy some more dill and fennel.

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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Parsley and rue (oddly) are other hosts for black swallowtails.

Congrats on the cats!

Sherry

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 9:56AM
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mechelle_m(z9 TX)

The tops of carrots (the green leafy top) is another food source for the black swallowtail.

Mechelle

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 3:20PM
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