Zebra Swallowtail May 2010
Zebras were here earlier in the year. They disappeared.
I expect them back when Tithonia which is in bud, blooms.
They also like Lantana.
Host plants for Zebra Swallowtail caterpillars are Asimina species (pawpaws) In the Southeast, a variety of other Asimina species besides A. triloba are utilized. A commonly-used host in north Florida and south Georgia is A. angustifolia.
Asmina angustifolia blooming in early May 2011
Native to dry sandy soils of north Florida, south Georgia, and a few counties in Alabama, the blooms are white with purple marked centers. Asimina is related to the magnolia. I read that they are fragrant.
I haven't noticed a scent.
Asimina Fruits June 2011.
The fruits are popular with animals. I tasted one once; it was kind of astringent to my taste.
Since then I watch the fruits. They disappear overnight as soon as they're ripe enough to eat.
Leaf in the center has been chewed on. I hope that means there will be more Zebras soon.