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Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardening: Our Newest Giant Swallowtail

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Port Saint Lucie, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 30, 2005
7:04 PM

Post #1660584

We are raising a few different species and thought would share. This Giant Swallowtail was just releases into our garden

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Port Saint Lucie, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 30, 2005
7:05 PM

Post #1660585

Here's another of the same Butterfly

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Dothan,, AL
(Zone 8a)

July 30, 2005
10:32 PM

Post #1660920

Thank you for posting. I have these all over my backyard and wanted to know the name.

I guess I need to spend more time at Dave's Garden and less on another Garden place that I am a memeber of.
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2007
9:54 PM

Post #3728979

LOL well, Mimidi, you're welcome to visit here--but bring along some photos of all your giant swallowtails. That would be fabulous!

Mimidi--do you have host plants for the giant swallowtails? Just wondering. Would love to get some here, but they aren't so common...
The Villages, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2007
6:04 AM

Post #3730536

The Giant Swallowtails here like our Orange Tree, but ignore the lemon and key lime plants.
Houston, TX

July 14, 2007
5:13 PM

Post #3735521

Maydreams, evidently my posting last night got lost. Regardless, the pic's you have posted above are not of a Giant ST. They are instead of a female Eastern Black Swallowtail (in my considered opinion).

Attached for reference is a side shot of a Giant, showing both dorsal and ventral views.

Rod (mate of 8)

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