Sighting for July 31, 2015

Barb Crawford

In my butterfly gardens
Delaware County, IN

The Giant Swallowtail visited the last couple of days, laying eggs on an orange tree that spends summers outside in the yard. Also, there is evidence of a spicebush swallowtail on six leaves of the spicebush. The leaves are folded over like the close up I got in the picture below. Caterpillars fold the leaf over in the process of pupating/eating/molting.

  • Giant Swallowtail 1
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 1

Spicebush Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail