Isn’t he–or she?–a beauty?
Funny that right after we say we’ve shown too many plants, we focus on insects…and feature many of them! But we’ll end with a plant, too, because this butterfly’s caterpillar feeds on only one plant, the leaves of the Common Paw Paw, Asimina triloba.
It’s pretty little understory tree that lives along streams and rivers in the east–which means this is where you will find the Zebra Swallowtail living! The purple flowers are in bloom now on mature trees.
And thus we come to the end of another April with the Blogging From A to Z Challenge. We had a great time and hope you did, too!