Female Eastern Black Swallowtail Laying Eggs On Fennel



In between digging up some Bamboo, photographing Wildflowers, and trimming some Milkweed, we had another Eastern Black Swallowtail visit the garden.  This particular Butterfly was laying eggs on both the Fennel and Dill.  In the past, the Eastern Black Swallowtail would only lay eggs on our Fennel, not the Dill, although that is one of their host plants.

Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly Laying Eggs In Mass Of Fennel

Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly Laying Eggs In Mass Of Fennel

After she laid quite a few eggs on the Fennel and Dill, she flew to the Coral Honeysuckle to stretch her wings and rest (or perhaps warm up).

Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly Resting On Coral Honeysuckle

Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly Resting On Coral Honeysuckle

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