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black swallowtail

Posted by marric Z5b Ontario (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 21, 07 at 11:29

I have been trying for a few years to get these in my garden. This year I saw one on my chives. It seemed to prefer that plant because that was the only plant I ever saw it on. This morning I went out to deadhead my lovage, it was now about 5' tall and coverd with seed heads, and I found several swallowtail butterfly larvae on the stems. I left them to eat away. I usually see a lot of monarchs around but not to many this year. Marg

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RE: black swallowtail

Black swallowtail info below

The female of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is also dark.

Here is a link that might be useful: Black Swallowtail

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