Sighting for July 13, 2022

Edward Perry IV

Mason Terrace, Melbourne
Brevard County, FL

My girlfriend and I witnessed a female Zebra Swallowtail laying eggs on three separate Sugar Apple saplings, Annona squamosa. Is this a first? I looked up their known hosts, Asimina spp., and sure enough, they belong to the Annonaceae family. Lots of other butterfly activity in the vicinity. A good time was had by all.

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Zebra Swallowtail egg

Zebra Swallowtail egg

Zebra Swallowtail

Zebra Swallowtail egg