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33 Possible Causes for swallowtails

  • Asarum Canadense

    It is a larval host for the Pipeline Swallowtail Butterfly. It is in the Pipeline Family and not a true Ginger.[] They are pollinated by insects that inhabit the woodland floor; the foliage can serve as a larval host for pipeline swallowtail butterfly.[] The foliage attracts butterflies, especially the Pipevine Swallowtail; it also resists deer.[]

  • Asclepias

    Attracts: American Lady , Black Swallowtail , Great Spangled Fritillary , Monarch , Painted Lady , Queen , Question Mark , Red Admiral , Red-spotted Purple , Zebra Swallowtail[] Tropical Tiger Pollinator Plus: This milkweed also attracts eastern tiger swallowtails , giant swallowtails , hummingbirds, painted ladies, pipevine swallowtails, queens,[] , eight-spotted forester moths, fritillaries, hairstreaks, honeybees, hummingbird moths , mourning cloaks, painted lady butterflies, red admirals, spicebush swallowtails,[]

  • Gelsemium Sempervirens Poisoning

    Its flowers attract our native bees, hummingbirds and the spicebush swallowtail butterflies. This plant typically has very little disease and insect problems.[] Flowers attract hummingbirds, swallowtail butterflies and other butterflies.[] The nectar is reportedly toxic to honeybees, but we commonly see Eastern tiger swallowtails and Eastern carpenter bees slurping nectar from [them].”[]

  • Aristolochia Petersiana

    But you may want it even if you are not that into the "weird" (I am), because it is a preferred food source of the Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly.[] The caterpillar larvae of Swallowtail butterflies protect themselves from being eaten by mealing on species of Aristolochia, of which there are over 500 in the World.[] Aristolochia plants are the host for the pipevine swallowtail butterfly. Eggs are laid on plant leaves.[]

  • Linderae Strychnifolia

    It is a larval host for the spicebush swallowtail butterfly. It produces small green to yellow flowers in spring before the leaves emerge. Plants are dioecious.[] The foliage is a favorite of the spicebush swallowtail caterpillar. For best landscape performance, situate spicebush in a semi-shady spot in moist soil.[] Spicebush swallowtail butterflies are common in my yard but I have seen no caterpillars on this plant. It grows well in a moist, well-drained soil in sun to part shade.[]

  • Aralia Spinosa

    The flowers of devil's walking stick must really pump out the nectar in the late afternoons, for they attract the swallowtail butterfly. Proper name: Aralia spinosa.[] Tags: swallowtail butterfly, deciduous, drought tolerant, bees, birds, pollinator, showy, butterfly plant, ornamental, butterflies, pollinator plant NCCES plant id: 442 Aralia[]

  • Cicuta Maculata Poisoning

    The larvae of a butterfly, Papilio polyxenes (Black Swallowtail), feed on the foliage of Water Hemlock, while the larvae of a moth, Epermenia cicutaella , feed on the flowers[] It is a host plant for the larvae of Papilio polyxenes (Black Swallowtail) butterfly.[]

  • Lilium

    The palamedes swallowtail [Papilio palamedes (Drury), family Papilionidae] also visits and pollinates this species.[] Charles Robertson in Flowers and Insects (1929) observed the Greater Fritillary, Monarch, and Spicebush Swallowtail butterflies as occasional visitors to Lilium superbum ,[] It is commonly visited by Swallowtail butterflies, and many other butterflies and hummingbirds.[]

  • Conium Maculatum Poisoning

    Caterpillars of the butterfly, Papilio polyxenes asterius (Eastern Black Swallowtail), feed on the foliage, notwithstanding its extreme toxicity (personal observation).[] I have to say it is a beautiful plant, the foliage is really frilled, looks like a fern, is drought resistant, and almost parasite free, and it is a host plant for black swallowtail[]

  • Prunus Virginiana

    This includes five species of butterflies such as tiger swallowtail and red-spotted purple, and 10 species of giant silk moths such as cecropia moth, plyphemus moth, imperial[] From spring through summer, chokecherry is host to over 200 species of butterflies and moths, including coral and striped hairstreaks as well as Canadian and Eastern tiger swallowtails[]

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