Return to the Butterfly Garden Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Pipevine Swallowtail on Tropical Milkweed...

Posted by dragonflydee Z8AL (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 0:03

I was so pleased this afternoon to see a pv in the back yard
Nectaring on this milkweed.I do not see as many every
Season compared to others such as Tigers,Palamedes,
Spicebush plus some Zebras.

I have not yet located Pipevines here, and lost Fimbriata
Seeds I tried the year we had so much rain that persisted
Into the Fall.The fact that I do see these butterflies proves
The plants are here but maybe not in abundance.

I do have Ironweed coming into bloom at this time,and
Last season found a pv on this plant right beside a little
hummingbird moth.So,I am glad they like this milkweed
Because the two buckets I bought have thrived here.

If the Ironweed in the yard(also easy to grow here)has
Acted as an attractant then I will increase both plants.

The butterfly had intense blue flooding the lower wings
Dorsal surface so I guess it was a male?


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Pipevine Swallowtail on Tropical Milkweed...

Yes, the males are the ones with the most blue on their hindwings, DD. I got a picture earlier this year of a male pipevine swallowtail nectaring on some tropical milkweed -

 photo MalePVSonMW_zps3e8d1386.jpg

If you'd plant either Aristolochia tomentosa or A. macrophylla, you'd get pipevine swallowtail eggs and cats, eventually. They're a joy to raise!


RE: Pipevine Swallowtail on Tropical Milkweed...

Oh sherry I want that pict as a poster

I have ever been a fan of the great Russian Vasily Kandinsky
His Abstract Expressionist paintings were inspired(He said)
By Moscow in the low sun when those onion shaped roofs
Became luminous with flooded colors.
When some of his paintings became completely abstracted I
Started seeing butterfly wings.

I love intense color fields and contrast.


RE: Pipevine Swallowtail on Tropical Milkweed...

A beautiful butterfly photo.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Butterfly Garden Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here