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Black Swallowtails can find everything they need in this planter, with parsley for laying eggs and salvia and pentas for nectar! Get more all-in-one combinations on the Birds & Blooms Blog.

Black Swallowtail caterpillar on top: Monarch butterfly on the bottom. Click on the link to learn more: http://butterfly-lady.com/raising-black-swallowtail-butterflies-for-fun/

Planting DILL attracted these Eastern Black Swallowtails to our yard. they lay their eggs on the dill, and the caterpillars eat it. we have followed three cycles of butterflies now, and released more than 15 so far.

Black Swallowtail Butterflies are easy to attract to the garden. Bring the eggs/caterpillars indoors to watch the awesome transformation. We tell you how!

Here in Northern Florida, the Zebra Swallowtail is one of the first swallowtail butterflies seen in springtime. Green eggs laid on the Pawpaw plant turn dark orange before hatching. Young larvae are black in color, and we fondly call them ‘tadpoles’ here at the farm due to their color and shape. As the larvae grow, they can be primarily green or white, yellow, black, and green striped. When disturbed, larvae will emit a foul odor from their osmeterium, a scent gland located on their head…