Eastern Black Swallowtail

Eastern Black Swallowtails fly in forested areas throughout the midwestern and Eastern United States, Canada, Mexico, and Arizona.

Caterpillars can be found on many varieties of parsley including wild carrot (Daucus carota). Wild collected female butterflies also can lay eggs in screen cages with hostplant. Click here for a short video demonstration of a female swallowtail laying eggs on parsley.

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