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Anise Swallowtail

Papilio zelicaon


"The Anise Swallowtail is a beautiful butterfly with a bright yellow and black coloring. But this butterfly gets it name from the fennel plant, also called wild anise, which is a common food source for the caterpillars. The caterpillars are often confused in appearance with the Black Swallowtail's caterpillars. Consider this butterfly when creating your own garden and you may soon see the Anise Swallowtail's gorgeous wings". - Gardens with wings


"In the Western U.S., you can usually find anise swallowtail butterflies in mountain canyons. Anise swallowtails use many species of parsleys that grow in canyons or on hillsides" - Raising Butterflies.

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Papilio eurymedon Papilio eurymedon - Wikipedia

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Spotted on May 10, 2020
Submitted on May 13, 2020

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