Monday, May 12, 2008

There's a Zebra in my Garden





There's a Zebra in my garden -- a Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus-- with the longest talis of our swallowtails and black and white stripes, very striking. Pictured nectaring on common yellow lantana. There's a small Pawpaw shrub nearby, host plant for Zebra caterpillars.

3 comments:

  1. I was going to ask if that was lantana then I read your labels on the bottom of the post and got the answer to my question. Nice Zebra in your garden. Come see what I found in mine..LOL

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  2. Love the first pic ! You always have managed to get the greatest pics of your flutterbys :)

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  3. Jean,

    I've never seen a zebra swallowtail before. It is very pretty. Maybe I should plant a pawpaw.

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