Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Image

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Picture of a Giant Swallowtail
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Life Cycle of Butterflies

Giant Swallowtail Eggs
Brown and white caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Family: Swallowtail (Papilionidae)

Subfamily: Swallowtail (Papilioninae)

Average Wingspan: 4" - 6 1/4"

Habitat: Fields, wooded areas, citrus orchards

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

Giant Swallowtail Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Open Wing - Big Stock Photo
Closed wing - Big Stock Photo
Eggs - Regina Cutter Edwards
Caterpillar - Regina Cutter Edwards

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