Butterfly Garden by Mike MacDonald

Black Swallowtail

[Black Swallowtail picture] Black Swallowtails lay eggs on Parsley and plants of the carrot family. They nectar on phlox, milkweed, Hesperis and Mexican Sunflower. One of the largest and most spectacular butterflies, it is found in most of southern Canada. Heart-leafed Alexanders is the preferred host plant in Manitoba.

Butterfly Plants
Agastache | Aster | Borage | Calendula
Centaurea | Cosmos | Echinacea | Hesperis
Lupine | Marigold | Mexican Sunflower | Parsley
Red Clover | Violet | White Clover | Yarrow

The Butterflies
Black Swallowtail | Cabbage White | Monarch
Mourning Cloak | Red Admiral | Silver Skipper | Silvery Blue
Skipper | Sulphur | Tawny Crescent | Tiger Swallowtail | Vanessa | White Admiral

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