|Forewing with diagonal band of yellow spots. Tails are edged with black and filled with yellow|
What a beauty and the 6.3 inch (16cm) wing span makes it the largest North American butterfly.
Speaking of North America, the Giant Swallowtail is on the move. It's moving further north and further west! In the last few years it's been spotted in Los Angelos, CA and Ontario, Canada. You might want to check out this article about its migration to Canada.
I garden for wildlife.
Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.