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December 7, 2011

Butterfly Gardening R – Z: Butterflies and their food plants

- by Debra Anchors


Spicebush swallowtail butterfly




To attract this butterfly:

Provide this food plant:


Red admiral
False nettle, Nettle
Red-spotted purple
Aspen, Cherry
Ringlet
Grasses, Sedges
Sara orange tip
Winter cress
Silver-spotted skipper
False indigo, Locust
Silvery blue
Lupine
Sister
Oak
Snout butterfly
Hackberry
Spicebush swallowtail
Spicebush, Sassafras
Spring azure
Cherry, Dogwood, Meadowsweet
Tawny emperor
Hackberry
Tiger swallowtail
Aspen, Cherry, Spicebush, Sassafras, Tulip poplar
Viceroy
Aspen, Willow
West Coast lady
Mallow
Western admiral
Aspen, Willow
Western tailed blue
Milk vetch, Vetch
Western tiger swallowtail
Aspen, Willow
White admiral
Aspen, Birch
Zebra
Passionflower
Zebra swallowtail
Pawpaw




Enjoy this interesting video of the Spicebush swallowtail butterfly






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