Two Beautiful Female Eastern Black Swallowtails
(hopefully laying eggs soon)
A Token Male Eastern Black Swallowtail
(hopefully finding the females...)
Beautiful Spicebush Swallowtails!
This is what the caterpillars looks like but I have never seen one in our habitat. I suppose I need to get some spice bushes for them to lay eggs on. Anybody out there willing to donate one?
And finally I saw a huge Monarch sipping on the lantana. I knew it was a female because it was missing the two characteristic black spots on the hind wings that identify the males. Hopefully we will see eggs on the milkweed soon. I will keep you posted.