Black Swallowtail asterias 2 pupae

Black Swallowtail asterias 2 pupae
Black Swallowtail asterias 2 pupae Black Swallowtail asterias 2 pupae Black Swallowtail asterias 2 pupae Black Swallowtail asterias 2 pupae Black Swallowtail asterias 2 pupae
Availability: Autumn 2017
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Description

Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes asterias North America

 

Very closely related to the European and British swallowtails, asterias  will often hybridise with either, producing interesting offspring.

 

The larvae feed on Fennel, Carrot tops, and some other Umbelliferae including wild and probably cultivated Parsnip.  Two broods are produced in the year and the pupae of the second brood hibernate.