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Discover the Anise Swallowtail Butterfly


Last updated 4/8/2021 at 1:05pm


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The Anise Swallowtail butterfly feeds on nectar plants.

FALLBROOK – The Anise Swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon Lucas, is a giant yellow butterfly that can be commonly seen throughout most of the United States. This unique little creature is found in the western part of North America and is the featured butterfly in Wings of Change's monthly seminar, April 17. See details below.

The Anise Swallowtail is found from British Columbia southeast to North Dakota. They span south to Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Baja California and Mexico. Their habitats include hills, mountains, gardens, fields, vacant lots and roadsides. They take one migra...

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