Latin name 

Papilio polyxenes


8-11 cm  (wingspan)

Flight season


Host Plant

plants in the carrot (Apiaceae) family, including Queen Anne’s lace, parsley, carrots, and dill


Parks, gardens, fields, meadows, and marshes

Interesting fact

Butterflies have a tube-like tongue called a proboscis that they use to sip nectar.


PHOTO by Diana Gruberg


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