Meet the Native Pollinators is a series aimed to provide an introduction to the many wild pollinators found in and around the NYC region. Learn more about the Black Swallowtail Butterfly below.
8-11 cm (wingspan)
plants in the carrot (Apiaceae) family, including Queen Anne’s lace, parsley, carrots, and dill
Parks, gardens, fields, meadows, and marshes
Black Swallowtail Butterflies have a tube-like tongue called a proboscis that they use to sip nectar.
PHOTO by Diana Gruberg