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Black Swallowtail

Posted on May 12, 2015

After a long, cold and snowy winter it has taken a bit of time for the first Lepidoptera to start to emerge, but we are off! We will definitely be showing you more of the butterflies and moths we spot over the next several months. Here we have the Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) enjoying those “weeds”, also known as early season sources of nectar and pollen for our insects.

Black Swallowtail butterfly May 11 2015-0565

Black Swallowtail butterfly May 11 2015-0570-2

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator