Zebra swallowtail


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a very large North American swallow-tailed butterfly (Iphiclides ajax), in which the wings are yellow, barred with black; - called also ajax.

See also: Zebra

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Less common to the area but still native to Illinois species include giant swallowtail (Papilio crestphontes), zebra swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus) and pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor).
Pawpaw trees are a must for zebra swallowtails. The pipevine swallowtail can be found where pipevine, Dutchman's pipe or related plants are established.
Attracts painted lady, pearl crescent, queen, zebra swallowtail, eastern tailed-blue, gulf fritillary, mourning cloak, western tiger, swallowtail, American copper, sleepy orange and anise swallowtail butterflies and hummingbirds.
The zebra swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus (Cramer)) feeds exclusively on the pawpaw (Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal, Annonaceae).
Plant a papaw--a shrub or tree with large fruit shaped like kidney beans and tropical-looking leaves that turn yellow in fall--and you will provide food for larvae of zebra swallowtail butterflies.
Mechanisms and consequences of selective oviposition by the zebra swallowtail butterfly.
I wonder if anyone knows all the insect species here, including such rarer beauties as the luna and emperor moths and the zebra swallowtail butterfly.
Wafer ash, incidentally, is the primary host for the giant swallowtail butterfly, while pawpaw is the sole host for zebra swallowtails. And disease-resistant American elms are now available for urban restorations east of the Mississippi.
Boldly marked zebra swallowtails, Eurytides Marcellus, often appear in early spring, followed by the Eastern tiger swallowtails, Pterourus glaucus, and the large Diana, Speyeria diana.