Thursday, September 29, 2011

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Did you know?

Scientific name: Papilio cresphontes Cramer
(Lepidoptera: Papilionidae)

The giant swallowtail is the largest butterfly in North America. It is easily recognized by the conspicuous yellow pattern on a black background. Larvae of the giant swallowtail feed on citrus and are called orange dogs. Caterpillars in the north feed on other plants such as prickly ash.

Thanks for stopping by,

Craig Glenn


Steven Scott said...

Wonderful photos! Nice blog. Thanks for sharing.

Steven Scott
Field Notes and Photos

Thyra said...

Thank you Craig, that was a beautiful experience. What a marvellous butterfly.
Grethe ´)

The Write Girl said...

Gorgeous butterfly. I like your slideshow Glenn. It looks like the butterfly is in motion.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne

Wow, amazing butterfly pictures!
And interesting facts as well!
Greetings from Switzerland

cindyzlogic said...

Outstanding shots, Craig!! I would LOVE to see one of these!!