What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: The eastern Swallotails are emerging
Location: Omaha, NE
August 16, 2013 6:00 pm
Last month you identified my butterfly as an eastern swallowtail. Well, they defoliated my curled parsley, and went through three bunches of organic curled parsley from the store before they settled down to pupating, but they’re all emerging now! Here are the pics of some of them as they emerged and got ready to fly
Signature: lyredragon

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

Dear lyredragon,
We actually identified your butterfly as a Black Swallowtail six weeks ago.  Thanks for sending us these new images of a second generation of Black Swallowtails that will be filling the skies of Omaha.  We saw a few Black Swallowtails on our recent visit to Ohio, and we also spied a Spicebrush Swallowtail  We did manage to photograph an elusive Eastern Tiger Swallowtail nectaring on some Joe Pye Weed in a field in western Pennsylvania, and we will post those photos when we have some time.

Black Swallowtail

Black Swallowtail

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Omaha, Nebraska

2 Responses to Black Swallowtails Emerge

  1. lyredragon says:

    Sorry, I accidentally omitted the “black” part of their name. anyway, we had 21 caterpillars at the highest count by the time all of the eggs hatched, but only 15 caterpillars pupated. Most of them so far are coming out female.

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