I love the colors of this one! Well I love all the colorful butterflies. But that blue is gorgeous!Pat
Butterflies are beautiful - but this zebra swallowtail is the most beautiful I have ever seen.
Dear Chris,I had never seen the Zebra Swallowtail before this afternoon. I have been reading about them. I did get my Paw-paw bush/tree planted which is a host plant for the caterpillars. My bush is rather small and I was hoping I would see a Zebra. I was so excited when I saw this one fly in! Plus it found nectar so fingers crossed it comes back!There is one more Swallowtail that I could maybe attract, it is called the two Tailed Swallowtail. It also is very lovely.We will see. I am a little bit east for them. But I read they are expanding their range as more people plant Ash Trees for shade.Ash Trees are their host plant! I have a very nice sized Ash in the back yard. I planted Mexican Sunflowers which are their favorite nectar plant.I do love the Swallowtails.Sherry
Dear Pat,The Zebra does have a bit of blue and red! I think they are remarkable.The Swallowtails are know as true butterflies. I have seen 30 different varieties of all butterflies now in the month of July! There are only 7 Swallowtails that are in my area according to the range maps I have seen six of them this July! Plus males and females.I am in Swallowtail heaven.On butterfly wings,Sherry
Dear Mary C.,I also think the Zebra is beautiful.I cried when I saw him.I had wished to see a Zebra.Now to see if I can plant enough Paw-paw bushes to set up a nice colony!Sherry
*****Dear Q~Wow, this is just gorgeous! Oh, I am so happy that you have received your wish!And, What a delight to behold such a beautiful butterfly! The colors are remarkable. Wishes really do come true!Blessings~ sprite
These are such wonderful swallowtails!
Dear Sprite,Gardening for the butterflies is rewarding! I am just learning how to set up a butterfly habitat.I still need my wood pile for the butterflies that hibernate. Lots of other host plants too. Very fun!Seeing Zebra even when my Paw-paw bush is so tiny reassured me! The butterflies will find me as I grow their favorite foods.This Swallowtail is lovely.Wishes do come come true.Sherry
Hi Mon@rch,Yes they are!I had only seen pictures of them until yesterday. Zebra did not stay very long but my husband says she will be back.I hope so!Sherry
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