Category Archives: Dutchman’s Pipevine

First Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly Of 2011 In Wildflowers

It was a beautiful day outside and once the weather warmed up just a bit, the Butterflies started emerging from their Chrysalises (Monarchs) or they wandered over to our Butterfly and Hummingbird garden. This is the first Pipevine Swallowtail we have seen in 2011, and it was going crazy on the red Wildflowers.  It was […]

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Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillars May Make It

It looks like the Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillars will survive and won’t run out of food.  They found almost every small piece of Pipevine (Fimbriata type) and I only see one of them still eating.  I found 3 of them near the roof of the house.  Two of them already converted to Chrysalis, and the other […]

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Butterflies Were Everywhere Today

Holy Cow!  Today there were Butterflies everywhere in the backyard.  We had a Monarch, Question Mark, Variegated Fritillary, Giant Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Eastern Black Swallowtail, some type of Crescent Butterfly, and a Pipevine Swallowtail. I got a few pictures, but I missed several and several others weren’t that good as I got over-excited. The plants […]

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Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillars Feeding

Finally some Butterfly Caterpillars to talk about. We’ve got two types of Pipevine, Giant Dutchman’s Pipevine and Dutchman’s Pipevine.  I haven’t seen anything on our Giant Dutchman’s Pipevine, but our Dutchman’s Pipevine has lots of Pipevine Butterfly Caterpillars on them.  This is also rather interesting (I think I’ve mentioned this before) because last year we […]

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Pipevine Swallowtail Lays Eggs On Dutchman’s Pipevine

Yesterday I saw what looked like either a Pipevine Swallowtail or a Spicebush Swallowtail flying around the garden.  However, by the time I got close enough to get a picture, it had of course moved on.  Luckily, Leecy went out in the garden and started looking at the Dutchman’s Pipevine and noticed the eggs (the […]

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