Friday, August 1, 2014

Black Swallowtail spotted at High Cliff

The Black Swallowtail is a common butterfly in Wisconsin.
It is seen in open areas such as  fields, meadows and parks where its larval hosts are found.
It feeds on many different members of the Parsley family, including parsley, carrots, dill, and parsnip, and Common Rue (Ruta graveolens), a domesticated herb.
There are usually two broods in early May and then in late July/August, with the adults flying throughout August. A third brood may occur in the southern counties of Wisconsin.

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