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Anise Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar

Papilio zelicaon

Description:

I had about four Anise Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillars in my garden in 2011. I am going to plant more anise plants this year and hope to attract more butterflies and have even more caterpillars in 2012!

Habitat:

Urban house vegetable garden.

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6 Comments

misako
misako 8 years ago

Thank you Gerard Aizpuru!

misako
misako 8 years ago

Thank you for the information Karen--I'll look on eBay for seeds.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Grate series!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

There are many species of asclepias (milkweed), I got seeds for 8 different varieties from ebay so I should have a good selection for them this summer - provided I don't kill the plants first!

misako
misako 8 years ago

Cool Karen--I am going to get some milkweed too--I always see monarch flying over my house--I will lure them in this year!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

We don't get these in Tennessee but I have planted pipevines (for the pipevine swallowtails), fennel (black swallowtails), pawpaw (zebra swallowtails) & a load of different milkweeds for the monarchs!

misako
Spotted by
misako

Alameda, California, USA

Spotted on Oct 22, 2011
Submitted on Feb 20, 2012

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