Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Palmedes Swallowtail

 Spring butterflies are starting to appear in SW Florida.  This Palmedes Swallowtail (Paplilo palmedes) was seen patrolling the woodline on the Seaboard Grade in the Babcock-Webb WMA in Punta Gorda on March 5, 2013.

The Swamp Bay and Red Bay are it's host plant, but this one was seen basking on Saw Palmetto.

1 comment:

  1. Nicely done- we have awhile before I'll be seeing any of those.