Latin name 

Papilio polyxenes

Size

8-11 cm  (wingspan)

Flight season

April-October

Host Plant

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

Habitat 

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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