Tiger Swallowtail on Echinacea
Zebra Swallowtail on Lantana
Asimina augustifolia Slimleaf Paw Paw
Host plant for Zebra Swallowtails. This one is
next to a large swath of yellow Lantana. Handy!
Spicebush Swallowtail on Pentas
I am seeing both Pipevine and Spicebush
Swallowtails, often nectaring on the same plants.
Variegated Fritillary at left. An unidentified moth and a dark Swallowtail at right.
Echinacea is very popular when it first blooms.
Dogface Sulphur. It is nearly impossible to catch them in flight with
open wings. I'm grateful to get a good look at them nectaring.
American Painted Lady
Another look at a Zebra.
Spicebush Swallowtail at center, Pipevine Swallowtail at upper right, both nectaring on
Lantana montevidensis, equally popular with yellow Lantana and Echinacea.
Notice there are still yellow Violas blooming. I tucked chartreuse Alternanthera in with them because
Violas will soon wither away in the heat here.
What I haven't seen yet is Black Swallowtails. I have parsley plants tucked in many of the nectar beds, ready for their arrival to lay eggs.
What butterflies are you seeing? What have you planted to entice them?